Washington, Jan 20 ( ANI ): Low birth weight is an important environmental factor contributing to the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a new study has found.
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EF stands for Environmental Factor (The Olewine Company)
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The study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, found that shared environmental factors -- experiences and exposures common to both twin individuals -- accounted for 55 percent of strict autism and 58 percent of more broadly defined autism spectrum disorders (ASD) .
All cancers are caused by damage to genes -- mutations in DNA -- that can be triggered by environmental factors such as tobacco smoke, harmful chemicals or ultraviolet radiation, and causes cells to grow out of control.
Even with the significant move to adopt and embrace a more person x environment model, the emphasis still tends to focus on the individual or environmental factors very close to the individual.
But two new studies are reviving the argument that thimerosal can act as an environmental factor promoting autism in certain children Geneticist Thomas Wassink of the University of Iowa in Iowa City says that most researchers studying the genetics of autism now assume that the disorder is caused by interplay between genes and factors from outside the body.
When talking about the possible genetic links to behavior, geneticists are more apt to use words like ``tendency'' and bring in environmental factors.
Researchers noticed that children born in winter had a higher risk of some types of brain cancer than those born in spring or summer, suggesting that a fluctuating environmental factor, such as an infection, might be responsible for the disease.
According to Robert Von Ancken, MAI, GRE, and Landauer's executive managing director, "We have already saved our clients money by incorporating environmental factors into the appraisal process.