Kids Exposed To High Levels Of PCBs In Utero Have An Increased Risk Of Autism

HealthDay (8/23, Norton) reports, “Children exposed to relatively high levels of” polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in utero “may have an increased risk of developing autism,” researchers found. Specifically, when expectant mothers “had relatively high levels of certain PCBs in their blood, their children were about 80 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism versus other kids,” the study found. The findings of the 1,100-child study were published online Aug. 23 in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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— “Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids,” Amy Norton, HealthDay, August 23, 2016.

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