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Article: Mercury exposure in children with autistic spectrum disorder: Case-control study

TitleMercury exposure in children with autistic spectrum disorder: Case-control study
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://jcn.sagepub.com
Citation
Journal Of Child Neurology, 2004, v. 19 n. 6, p. 431-434 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough mercury has been proven to be a neurotoxicant, there is a lack of data to evaluate the causal relationship between mercury and autism. We aim to see if there is increased mercury exposure in children with autistic spectrum disorder. We performed a cross-sectional cohort study over a 5-month period in 2000 to compare the hair and blood mercury levels of children with autistic spectrum disorder (n = 82; mean age 7.2 years) and a control group of normal children (n = 55; mean age 7.8 years). There was no difference in the mean mercury levels. The mean blood mercury levels of the autistic and control groups were 19.53 and 17.68 nmol/L, respectively (P = .15), and the mean hair mercury levels of the autistic and control groups were 2.26 and 2.07 ppm, respectively (P = .79). Thus, the results from our cohort study with similar environmental mercury exposure indicate that there is no causal relationship between mercury as an environmental neurotoxin and autism.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91739
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.434
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.694
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dc.contributor.authorIp, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Wen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:24:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:24:59Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Child Neurology, 2004, v. 19 n. 6, p. 431-434en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0883-0738en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91739-
dc.description.abstractAlthough mercury has been proven to be a neurotoxicant, there is a lack of data to evaluate the causal relationship between mercury and autism. We aim to see if there is increased mercury exposure in children with autistic spectrum disorder. We performed a cross-sectional cohort study over a 5-month period in 2000 to compare the hair and blood mercury levels of children with autistic spectrum disorder (n = 82; mean age 7.2 years) and a control group of normal children (n = 55; mean age 7.8 years). There was no difference in the mean mercury levels. The mean blood mercury levels of the autistic and control groups were 19.53 and 17.68 nmol/L, respectively (P = .15), and the mean hair mercury levels of the autistic and control groups were 2.26 and 2.07 ppm, respectively (P = .79). Thus, the results from our cohort study with similar environmental mercury exposure indicate that there is no causal relationship between mercury as an environmental neurotoxin and autism.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://jcn.sagepub.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Child Neurologyen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Child Neurology. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc..-
dc.subject.meshAutistic Disorder - etiology-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Exposure-
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Pollutants - adverse effects - blood-
dc.subject.meshMercury - adverse effects - blood-
dc.titleMercury exposure in children with autistic spectrum disorder: Case-control studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailIp, P:patricip@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, V:vcnwong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/088307380401900606-
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dc.identifier.spage431en_HK
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