DDT Linked to an Increase in Autism Risk

August 2018

Columbia University Medical Center researchers found that mothers with higher exposure to the banned pesticide had an increased risk of a child developing autism.

The discontinued pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of autism, according to a new study out of Columbia University Medical Center.
The study, published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that a mother’s exposure to DDT increased the risk of her child developing autism spectrum disorder.

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