Pesticide levels in mother’s blood can increase risk of autism in child, says new study

Millions of children across the globe are affected by autism, a developmental disorder. It affects their behaviour and social interactions. But with timely medical intervention, autism can be treated effectively.

Over the years, researchers have looked into various reasons for a child to develop autism. Environmental and genetic factors play a key role. According to a recent study, pesticide levels in mother’s blood can increase risk of autism in a child!

DDT is one of the most commonly used pesticides in India. It is seen abundantly in fruits and vegetables. If unwashed or uncooked, this pesticide easily enters the blood of a person. It even stays there for years to come!

In the case of pregnant women, this pesticide is passed on to the developing foetus. Researchers confirm that prenatal exposure to this pesticide can trigger autism.

More children are falling prey to autism. Hopefully, this new research results will open doors to a detailed study on the topic. It can benefit many children from across the world!

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