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Baby Teeth, used as a Biomarker, Link Autism with Toxic Lead

June 1, 2017 - Baby teeth from children with autism contained more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism. Using naturally shed baby teeth, layers of dentine, the hard substance beneath tooth enamel, was analyzed in ways that corresponded to different developmental periods. This innovative NIEHS-funded study suggests that differences in early-life exposure to metals, or more importantly how a child’s body processes them, may affect the risk of autism.

Full Highlight: Baby Teeth, used as a Biomarker, Link Autism with Toxic Lead

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