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Is Maternal Exposure a Link to Autism?

Autism and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

After a review of the most current information available, there is evidence that connects maternal exposure to certain VOCs and organic compounds like DDT, DDE, and PCBs to the development of autism in children.

These organic compounds are common in many insecticides commercially available. These insecticides are effective at getting rid of pests but may cause devastating effects to an unborn child. Environmental exposure to fat-soluble organic toxicants can stay in your body for a very long time.

During pregnancy, your body mobilizes your fat storage to access the vitamins and energy that the baby needs to grow and develop. While mobilizing that fat, your body releases these organic compounds which can get absorbed by the newly developing baby. Maternal exposure to insecticides may increase the risk of your developing newborn to having autism.

How can you prevent this?

This information is one link in understanding the possible origin of autism and how to decrease its occurrence. So what can you do to minimize this risk? 

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Dr. Giovanni A. Nelson Dr. Giovanni A. Nelson, ND Dr. Nelson is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Connecticut and specializes in a holistic, noninvasive approach to a wide range of chronic and acute conditions. He is the co-founder and medical director at Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical practice. Dr. Nelson is thrilled to be able to share his passion for natural/complementary and alternative health information with individuals to help them live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

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