(Update) Will Science Link Rainy Weather To Autism In Kids?

November 5, 2008

A new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has linked rainy weather to an increased risk of autism in kids.  Can science link this as a cause of autism though?..Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has linked rainy weather to an increased risk of autism in kids.  Can science link this as a cause of autism though?

Researchers were led by Michael Waldman of Cornell University and tried to see if any environmental factors had an impact on autism.

For the study, they looked at kids in California, Oregon, and Washington between 1987 and 1999 to check on autism rates.

They found a link between locations whichi got the most rainfall, and a higher rate of autism cases being diagnosed.

Kids who lived in the wettest counties were twice as likely to develop autism compared to those in the driest.

Science has yet to prove this though, and with no cause of autism known, it should be interesting to see how this develops.


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