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"Lead Exposure And Fevers During Pregnancy Can Lead To Autism" - Constance Gustke

  • Healthline News
  • New York, NY
  • (June 23, 2017)

Lead and fevers are not good for anyone’s body. But babies, whose fragile systems are still developing, can be especially vulnerable to developing autism with these dangers while still in the womb. That’s according to two recent studies. Researchers concluded that lower levels of vital minerals like manganese and zinc in babies were also linked to autism. However, the truly groundbreaking part of one of the studies, experts said, is that lasers are now being used to analyze baby teeth to look for signs of autism. “Now we can look at our biological hard drive,” said Manish Arora, PhD, an environmental scientist and associate professor of environmental medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “It’s constantly recording information.”

- Manish Arora, BDS, MPH, PhD, Director of Exposure Biology, Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine, Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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