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Letters Pesticides and autism

Raising awareness of the health effects of environmental exposures

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 26 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1878
  1. Anna Trakoli, consultant in occupational medicine
  1. Workplace Health and Wellbeing Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford BD9 6RJ, UK
  1. annatrakoli{at}

The research by von Ehrenstein and colleagues on prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children is a welcome and timely addition to environmental health research.1

The technological advances of recent decades have seen an exponential growth in the number of environmental hazards, which is unmatched by research on their effects on health. The health …

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