Study Links Pesticides, Pregnancy and Autism
by Deirdre Blake
posted Jun 25 2014 9:44AM
A new study suggests a link between the use of pesticides and autism.
The University of California Davis study found that women were 60 percent more likely to have a child with autism or developmental delays if exposed. The chance was higherwhen exposure happened in the second and third trimester of pregnancies. Statewide, California uses about 200 million pounds of active pesticides.