No Evidence of Environmental Causes in Autism

Video Summary

Dr. Joseph Buxbaum explains that to date there is no compelling evidence for any environmental factors that increase the risk for autism. Further, he discusses that there is no current data to support that environmental factors exist which influence genetic changes that may cause autism. However, he recognizes that this is an area that warrants more research.

"If we accept that a huge part of the risk for autism is genetic; there is, of course, not much risk associated with other causes."
— Joseph Buxbaum, PhD


    • Autism-General Information
    • Environmental factors
    • genetics
    • autism causes

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