Will Autism be Chemically Detected in the Future?
The cognitive condition autism is normally detected by tests later in life. However, certain elements within baby teeth could be used as chemical markers soon after birth. Although seeing a dentist is critical during these years, scientists may very well be able to provide additional options in the future.
– Minerals like copper and zinc are found within all baby (and adult) teeth.
– How these substances were metabolised during gestation can be detected.
– Levels of zinc and copper in these baby teeth could be an early indication of autism.
“One expert in autism said the findings were intriguing.”
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