Prevention - "Top 10 Chemicals Most Likely to Cause Autism and Learning Disabilities"

 – April 25, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

The Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center released a list of the top ten toxic chemicals suspected to cause autism and learning disabilities. This list can’t come soon enough, as last month, the CDC reported that autism spectrum disorder now affects one of every 88 American children – a 23 percent increase from 2006 and a 78 percent increase from 2002. Industry claims that there is little evidence that these chemicals cause autism, the truth is that there are still very few toxicological safety studies. But thankfully, that is changing with the work of the team at Mount Sinai and the extraordinary leadership, courage and intellect of Dr. Phil Landrigan and the urgent call by experts to reform chemical laws. Learn more