Clinical Perspectives on Environment Exposures and Developmental Delays

According to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of parents, about one in every 45 children has an autism spectrum disorder. A growing body of research is pointing towards the probable contribution of environmental factors to the increasing rates of autism. Although less well studied, environmental factors may also be contributing to the increasing rates of other childhood developmental disorders.

In this talk, Dr. Chandra presents emerging research about how environmental toxicants may influence the systems involved in ASD and other developmental delays. She will then also discuss various ways that medical providers and families can clinically understand and approach these issues, focusing on gentle, well tolerated, and natural options whenever available.