– Women exposed to solvent in the workplace may be more likely to have children with autism than mothers without this occupational exposure, a recent study shows. for work stories for 750 mothers and 891 fathers to assess the frequency and intensity of each occupational exposure before and during pregnancy for 16 agents that are related to neurological or congenital anomalies in children
These agents include drugs, metals , pesticides, anesthetics, asphalt, brake fluid, plastics and polymers, radiation, detergents / disinfectants and solvents (including paint chemicals and degreasers) and other chemicals
Mothers exposed to solvents are 50% likely to have a child with out seeding new women without exposure. Greater exposure to solvent is associated with an 85% higher risk of autism. of research and researcher at the National Institute for Safety and Health at Work in Morgantown, West Virginia.
"If the solvents you work with can be dangerous to your health or pregnancy, or you are not sure if they can be dangerous, talk to your doctor," McCeylis said by email.
The study was not a controlled experiment , designed to prove whether or how exposure to a solvent can directly cause autism.
One limitation of the study is that researchers lack data
"Our results contribute to the growing volume of evidence supporting the role of environmental and professional factors in m spectral disturbances), but our results need to be treated with caution, "McCaulis said. "More research needs to be done to evaluate specific solvents rather than broad categories of solvents."
Information on the effects on solvent reproduction can be found on the NIOSH website: them / repro / solvents.html
"The study complements our understanding that synthetic chemicals can make a significant contribution to the origin of autism," said Leonardo Transande, an eco-medical researcher at the University of Medicine in New York.
Although it focuses on work-related exposures, the study raises concerns that the exposure of these chemicals, which is common in the American population, may also
the study included parents of 537 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and 41
Researchers classify exposure levels of solvents and other agents related to autism and other developmental disorders as such, rarely p
The most common occupational exposures among mothers are disinfectants / cleansers, solvents and ethylene oxide, and for fathers the most common occupational exposures are disinfectants / detergents, solvents, and metals
There may be very few mothers in the study to find a meaningful relationship between other occupational exposures and autism, says Michele Marcus, Emirates University's eco-health researcher in Atlanta, who did not participate in the study. 19659002] "As the child develops inside the mother's body and we know that solvents and other agents easily cross the placenta, maternal exposures are transmitted directly to the child during this very vulnerable period of development," Marcus said by email . "Considering that father exposure can indirectly affect the child – due to exposures taken at home or by changes in his sperm."
SOURCE: http://bit.ly/2kdLEjJ Occupation and Environmental Medicine, June 27, 2019.