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Pesticide Exposure and Childhood Autism

Principal Investigator:
Von Ehrenstein, Ondine
Institution:
University of California Los Angeles
Location:
California
Number of Participants:
20,000+ cases, 200,000+ controls
Lifestage of Participants:
Pre-conception, Prenatal, Infant (0-1 year), Youth (1-18 years, specifically 1-6 years of age)
Exposures:
Agricultural pesticides, Organophosphates, Carbamates, Organochlorines
Health Outcomes:
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Brief Description:
This is a retrospective cohort using existing data from the California Department of Developmental Services database designed to examine the association between pesticide exposure and autism risk in California. The study will include at least 20,000 cases and 200,000 controls using birth records of all California children born 1997-2009.

Related NIEHS-Funded Projects

Projects listed supported initial development of the epidemiological resource, added study participants, collected additional information or samples from study participants, and/or used samples or datasets derived from the resource.

Pesticide Exposure and Childhood Autism

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Von Ehrenstein, Ondine
Institution:
University of California Los Angeles
Most Recent Award Year:
2014
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