But why would children with autism have a harder time metabolizing the BPA chemical?
"BPA interferes with amino acids," Stein said. "Some amino acids serve as starting material for neurotransmitters. That could be a connection."
These findings are especially significant because earlier studies involving the effects of BPA have only involved results as recorded in animals.
"Other studies involving rodent data have shown that BPA functions as an endocrine disruptor, but ours is the first to show this in humans, and the first to associate it to autism," Stein said.
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