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Is Autism Caused by Home Toxins?

The birth of a child is supposed to be an exciting joy filled experience, but too often these days’ parents have to worry about the health of their child. Extreme caution is taken to ensure a happy, healthy baby is born. Mothers do everything from cutting certain foods out of their diets to avoiding businesses where they could inhale potentially harmful chemicals. Autism is a disorder that is becoming more and more prevalent, and it is the fastest growing developmental disability. Currently 1 in every 88 births results in a child being born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and 1% of all children in the United States ages 3-7 have ASD. With numbers like these, it’s no surprise parents are extremely cautious. Now there is a new study that may provide proof that it’s some of the very products in our homes that leads to Autism. According to the report “Phthalates are in many household plastic products and brominated fire retardants are used on most furniture foam cushions. They are known endocrine disruptors that can impair growth and bodily processes controlled by hormones.” The study showed animals had “reduced social interactions and increased hyperactive movements…”

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