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Can chemicals in the water cause autism?
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely...
The studies that showed developmental delay due to toxic exposure were all from areas where people drank unpurified runoff from pesticide-treated fields.
The levels they faced were much higher than anything in approved drinking water.

In brief: Unlikely...
The studies that showed developmental delay due to toxic exposure were all from areas where people drank unpurified runoff from pesticide-treated fields.
The levels they faced were much higher than anything in approved drinking water.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not That We Know
Currently the cause of autistic spectrum disorders is unkn own.
Thus we do not know of specific chemicals in water supplies that are known to cause autism.

In brief: Not That We Know
Currently the cause of autistic spectrum disorders is unkn own.
Thus we do not know of specific chemicals in water supplies that are known to cause autism.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Research has shown
That early prenatal changes in the # & size of neurons (nerve cells) & disruption of their connections (axons & dendrites) caused by genetic or epigenetic ( things that change function, but not structure or sequence of genes) factors are the "set-up" for post-natal autism symptoms " triggered" by illnesses, toxins or unknown stresses.

In brief: Research has shown
That early prenatal changes in the # & size of neurons (nerve cells) & disruption of their connections (axons & dendrites) caused by genetic or epigenetic ( things that change function, but not structure or sequence of genes) factors are the "set-up" for post-natal autism symptoms " triggered" by illnesses, toxins or unknown stresses.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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