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Environmental Exposures That Increase the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Environmental Exposures That Increase the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Environmental Exposures That Increase the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Patricia M. Rodier

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0055
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date: 17 December 2017

This chapter summarizes the present knowledge of the environmental factors that are known to increase the autism risk. These include rubella infection and exposure to ethanol, thalidomide, valproic acid, and misoprostol. The discussion then turns to what we can learn from environmental etiologies.

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