von Ehrenstein, O. S., Ling, C., Cui, X., Cockburn, M., Park, A. S., Yu, F., Wu, J., & Ritz, B., "Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study," BMJ, 2019, 364, l962. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.l962.
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between early developmental exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder.
DESIGN: Population based case-control study.
SETTING: California's main agricultural region, Central Valley, using 1998-2010 birth data from the Office of Vital Statistics.
POPULATION: 2961 individuals with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, revised (up to 31 December 2013), inclu... Read more