Top Ten Toxic Chemicals That May Cause Autism

The Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) at Mount Sinai School developed a list of the top ten toxic chemicals that are found in consumer products and may contribute to autism and learning disabilities.

Developed to guide a research strategy to identify environmental causes of autism that may be avoidable, the list accompanies four other research papers suggesting links between autism and toxic chemicals, according to Science Daily. The top ten chemicals are:

  1. Lead
  2. Methylmercury
  3. PCBs
  4. Organophosphate pesticides
  5. Organochlorine pesticides
  6. Endocrine disruptors
  7. Automotive exhaust
  8. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  9. Brominated flame retardants
  10. Perfluorinated compounds

The National Academy of Sciences reports that 25 percent of all neurobehavioral disorders in children, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are genetic or environmentally produced and that three percent are caused by exposure to these toxins, according to Science Daily.

If your child has been harmed by chemical exposure, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation.

 

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