April 2, 2009
Study suggests PVC linked to autism
U.S. and Swedish scientists are investigating a possible link between autism and homes with vinyl floors.
A study of Swedish children suggests phtalates emitted from the floors could put children at a higher risk of developing the condition, Environmental Health News reported Wednesday.
Scientists warned the findings, published in the journal Neurotoxicology, are far from conclusive. They recommend a larger study to confirm or refute the possible link.