Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay
Pregnant women exposed to high levels of air pollution are twice as likely to have a child with autism compared to women exposed to low levels, scientists from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) reported in Environmental Health Perspectives (June 18th edition)
From the 'Celebration of DHA' Press Conference, Wednesday 26th May 2010, at The Royal Society of Medicine
Women who eat fish during pregnancy have brighter children, according to a study.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Children of mothers who ate more fish and other seafood while pregnant are smarter and have better developmental skills than kids of women who ate less or none, researchers said on Thursday in findings they called surprising.
The benefits of eating fish outweigh any potential health risks from pollutants, a study has concluded.