Autism More Common In Kids Who Live In Wet Locations

November 4, 2008

According to a new study released by researchers, kids who live in locations where there is a lot of rain are more likely to develop autism..  ....Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a new study released by researchers, kids who live in locations where there is a lot of rain are more likely to develop autism.

This new study was led by Sean Nicholson of Cornell University, and was published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Researchers studies kids from Oregon, Washington, as well as California from 1987 to 1999.

The idea was, using control factors, to see if rain had any impact on the prevalence of autism.

What they found was that kids who lived in areas with a lot of rain were twice as likely to develop autism compared to kids who live in areas with little rain.

More research is likely going to be conducted to further the scientific link.


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