Tylenol And Pregnancy: Potential Autism Link

Tylenol And Pregnancy: Potential Autism Link
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It’s been revealed that experts started studying links between pregnancy and Tylenol – there could be a potential autism link, according to the latest opinions. 

Tylenol – pregnancy – autism

EU USA Today notes that Roberta Ness is on a mission to warn pregnant people to use less acetaminophen.

The epidemiologist who helped convince jurors that baby powder likely causes ovarian cancer is now equally convinced of the dangers of frequent acetaminophen use during pregnancy, according to the reports coming from thr website mentioned above. 

Most researchers think the science isn’t yet conclusive, but Ness doesn’t want to wait.

“I believe that acetaminophen is a cause of autism and ADHD,” said Ness. She is the former dean of the University of Texas School of Public Health and a leading voice in women’s health research.

She continued and said the following:

“That is a very big thing for an epidemiologist to say.”

Twi thirds of pregnant women are at risk 

The same official notes reveal the fact that there are as many as two-thirds of pregnant people take acetaminophen, the painkiller deemed safest during pregnancy.

More than that, it seems that roughly 10% take it for more than a month. Data suggests a “dose response” – meaning the more acetaminophen someone takes during a pregnancy, the higher their risk of having a child with autism or ADHD.

“I’m not saying that acetaminophen is now the cause (of autism and ADHD). I’m saying that it’s a cause,” she continued.

She also stated the following:

“This is our first opportunity to find an exposure that may be preventable and may be a cause.”

We suggest that you check out the original article in order to learn more details about the issue. 

Stay tuned for more health-related news, and make sure to check out our article about fibromyalgia as well. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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