Aerial Pesticide Exposure Increases the Risk of Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder

30 Apr 2016Steven Hicks, MD PhD

Our findings show that the way pesticides are distributed may change that risk. Preventing mosquito-borne encephalitis is an important task for public health departments

Cross-section study
2 effects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Pesticides Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor

Autism Maternity outcome
Increased risk of Autism
Maternity system

Moderate evidence
25.0%

Pesticides Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor

Learning Disability Brain outcome
Minor increase risk of Learning Disability
Brain system

Low evidence
20.0%