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In Utero Exposure to Commercial Pesticides Linked to Autism

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by MeSci, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

    Cornwall, UK
    from Physician's First Watch 24th June 2014

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  2. PennyIA

    PennyIA Senior Member

    This is interesting.

    Especially if you tie in the theory (sorry, no links to studies, just have heard about them) that a large number (since I don't have studies, I'll stick with a 'large number', I've heard 'all') of children with autism have MTHFR-related defects which is tied to a reduced ability to process and eliminate low level toxins. If we add to it that most of those defects were inheritible, it stands to reason that the mothers also have a a few MTHFR defects as well (no guarantee, but there's only two places to inherit those defects from - it either came from mother or father).

    So, if mom had trouble processing and eliminating toxins from her body while pregnant and if anything can get through the placenta to the baby AND if the baby also has troubleprocessing and eliminating toxins from their body while in utero... well, it would make sense that it would impact their development.

    It would be interesting to do a follow up study in the areas within the range of pesticides on all babies born during a certain period of time that would capture in utero exposure - to see if the babies born do or do not have MTHFR defects and if they do or do not fall on the autism spectrum. It would be very telling if the babies in that region without MTHFR-related defects are fine, but the babies in that region with MTHFR-defects are not. Because it would help prove the theory that it's tied to both MTHFR-related defects AS WELL as enviromental exposure to toxins.
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  3. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

    Somewhere near Glasgow, Scotland
    Best known Organophosphate is Sarin, see effects it and similar nerve agents had on workers, soldiers and their families
  4. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

    Logan, Queensland, Australia
    I don't have a link around, and forget the details, but some years ago they showed that two specific pesticides were safe .... except in the one town in ? Mexico where both were used. The impact of the two together was what did the damage, apparently. I do not know if this was ever followed up.

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