International Journal of Autism
2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
The possible link between glyphosate maternal exposure and the risk of autism development in offspring
Author(s): Domina Petric
Abstract: Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide that targets the enzyme 5-enolpyruvyl-3-shikimate phosphate synthase. It has been used to effectively control perennial weed since 1974. There is some scientific evidence that supports concerns about glyphosate´s safety and potential health consequences for human health, such as eye irritation, cardiotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, teratogenicity, mutagenicity and endocrine disruption, although there is no scientific consensus on this issue. Here, author summarized available up-to-date scientific evidence and explores the possible link between glyphosate maternal exposure and autism. Available up-to-date scientific evidence suggests that there may be a link between maternal glyphosate exposure and the increased risk for the development of autism in offspring, with possible pathophysiological mechanisms being increased levels of soluble epoxide hydrolase and Clostridium bacteria colonization of the intestinal tract, but more research is mandatory in order to establish the exact clinical relevance of here presented available scientific data.
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Domina Petric. The possible link between glyphosate maternal exposure and the risk of autism development in offspring. International Journal of Autism. 2022; 2(2): 01-03.