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Parental occupational exposures and autism spectrum disorder.

Authors
McCanlies-EC; Fekedulegn-D; Mnatsakanova-A; Burchfiel-CM; Sanderson-WT; Charles-LE; Hertz-Picciotto-I
Source
J Autism Dev Disord 2012 Nov; 42(11):2323-2334
NIOSHTIC No.
20040468
Abstract
Both self-report and industrial hygienist (IH) assessed parental occupational information were used in this pilot study in which 174 families (93 children with ASD and 81 unaffected children) enrolled in the Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment study participated. IH results indicated exposures to lacquer, varnish, and xylene occurred more often in the parents of children with ASD compared to the parents of unaffected children. Parents of children with ASD were more likely to report exposures to asphalt and solvents compared to parents of unaffected children. This study was limited by the small sample size, but results suggest that workplace exposures to some chemicals may be important in the etiology of ASD and deserve further investigation.
Keywords
Developmental-disorders; Mental-disorders; Mental-processes; Children; Behavioral-disorders; Sociological-factors; Employee-exposure; Exposure-assessment; Surveillance-programs; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Industrial-hygienists; Xylenes; Asphalt-fumes; Solvent-vapors; Solvents; Neuromotor-activity; Author Keywords: Autism; Autism spectrum disorder; Parental exposures; Parent; Occupation; Exposure
Contact
Erin C. McCanlies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, MS: L4050, 1095 Willowdale Rd., Morgantown, WV, 26505, USA
CODEN
JADDDQ
CAS No.
1330-20-7; 8052-42-4
Publication Date
20121101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Eim4@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B03282012
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0162-3257
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
State
WV; KY; CA
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