Last week Environmental Health Perspectives published an editorialwritten by Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, director of the CEHC, Dr. Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and Dr. Luca Lambertini, also of the CEHC. The editorial was accompanied by a list of the top ten chemicals believed to cause autism.
- Organophosphate pesticides
- Organochlorine pesticides
- Endocrine disruptors
- Automotive exhaust
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PACs)
- Brominated flame retardants (BFRs)
- Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
The researchers call for increased research into the links between environmental toxins and autism.