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California Study Links Autism in Children to Mothers’ Exposure to Pesticides

By Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, weakened social interactions, and limited and repetitive behavior — and it’s greatly affecting the Latino community. According to a recent study from the University of California, pregnant women who live in close proximity to fields and farms that were treated with certain pesticides are …Read More