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Scientists find ‘baffling’ link between autism and vinyl flooring.
Tuesday March 31st 2009, 10:00 am

Children who live in homes with vinyl floors, which can emit phthalates, are twice as likely to have autism, according to a new study by Swedish and U.S. researchers. Scientists call the discovery “intriguing and baffling.” Experts suspect that genetic and environmental factors combine to cause autism, which has increased dramatically in children over the past 20 years.

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