Exposure to specific toxins and nutrients correlates with autism risk

“Our study suggests that metal toxicant uptake and essential element deficiency during specific developmental windows increases ASD risk and severity, supporting the hypothesis of systemic elemental dysregulation in ASD. Independent replication in population-based studies is needed to extend these findings.”Read more here.

Excitotoxin induced neuronal injury and lead uptake. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16552559

Effects of aluminium exposure on brain glutamate and GABA systems: an experimental study in rats. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11696403

Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015977