Autistic behaviours linked to banned pesticide

(Medical Xpress)—A new study co-authored by a Simon Fraser University
researcher finds the children of pregnant women exposed to high levels
of a flame retardant and a banned pesticide are more likely to exhibit
autistic-like behaviours.

The flame retardant is PBDE-28. Chlordane is the
banned pesticide. It contains the chemical trans-nonachlor, which this
study links to autistic-like behaviours.

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