Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Prenatal phthalate exposure associated with autistic traits in young boys

(University of Massachusetts Amherst) Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages 3 and 4, but not in girls, according to a new study led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental epidemiologist.