Scientific experts have dismissed claims of a link between paracetamol and autism.
A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology found young boys who had been persistently exposed to paracetamol in the womb were at higher risk of autism. But the director of science at autism charity Autistica, Dr James Cusack, insisted there was “not sufficient evidence” to back the suggestion.
He said: “This paper does not provide sufficient evidence to support the claim that there is a strong association between paracetamol use and the presentation of symptoms of autism. The results presented are preliminary in their nature, and so should not concern families or pregnant women."
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