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A Review on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Lead Toxicity: An Indian perspective

Volume 5 - Issue 8, August 2022 Edition
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Tejaswini S
Lead toxicity, Cerebral palsy, BLLs (blood lead levels), Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), CDC
Background: Environmental chemicals and autism have been the subject of a growing number of epidemiological publications over the past decade. These studies are important because it is now understood that environmental factors play a dominant role in causing autism and because they address modifiable risk factors, primary prevention of autism may be possible with better understanding. Purpose: The purpose of this review is to discuss the importance of environmental influences and environmentally vulnerable physiology in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Study design: Review. Conclusion: This review studies an association between environmental toxicants (lead) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Children exposed to these toxicants show traits of ASD and have been reported with high body burdens of these toxicants which highlights the need for further research.
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