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Heavy rainfalls increase autism risk?
According to the study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, high precipitation rate is linked to the increased autism risk in children.

Findings revealed an increased autism rate in California, Oregon and Washington State between the years 1987 and 1999, when the annual rainfall had augmented.

The study reported that rainfall might affect the chemicals children are exposed to, adding that being forced to stay indoors on rainy days is another factor contributing to the condition.

Scientists believe increased exposure to television or household chemicals along with vitamin D deficiency secondary to insufficient sun exposure are the main reasons leading to autism in these children.

Previous studies had linked autism with older fathers, early television viewing, vaccines, food allergies, heavy metal poisoning and wireless technology
 
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