Study links BPA exposure to Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a spectrum recognized by a wide range of symptoms including the following:

  • Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts;
  • Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities;
  • Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period (typically recognized in the first two years of life); and,
  • Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning.

Scientists don’t know the exact causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but research suggests that both genes and environment play important roles. Recently, a new study links bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure to ASD. BPA is a common plasticizer used in a variety of consumer food and beverage containers. All of us would have definitely come across BFA-free water bottles and other platic containers. However, there are many plastic containers in the market that are not BPA free.

The study by…

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