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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the ways that genetic factors and environmental factors contribute to autism?

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 26 years experience
Work together: Over a very short period of time the incidence of autism has increased so significantly that genetics alone cannot be the explanation. Environmental influence on genetically susceptible individuals can explain the increase. There are thousands of subtle genetic differences that may only present clinically under certain environmental influences. Decreasing negative environmental exposures is key.
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A 37-year-old female asked:

What are the environmental factors that contribute to autism?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
We don't know: There are a lot ot theroies out there about this problem, but nothing definitive at this time.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are environmental factors responsible for autism?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not identified: Environmental factors that are 100% identifiable as a triggers to autism onset are not currently known.
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