Acetaminophen and Neurodevelopment
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  • Release Date: 2024-03-27
  • acetaminophen
  • autism
  • fever
  • pain
  • paracetamol
  • postnatal
  • prenatal
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This video is adapted from 10.3390/children11010044

Based on available data that include approximately 20 lines of evidence from studies in laboratory animal models, observations in humans, correlations in time, and pharmacological/toxicological considerations, it has been concluded without reasonable doubt and with no evidence to the contrary that exposure of susceptible babies and children to acetaminophen (paracetamol) induces many, if not most, cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Parker, W.; Anderson, L.G.; Jones, J.P.; Anderson, R.; Williamson, L.; Bono-Lunn, D.; Konsoula, Z. Acetaminophen and Neurodevelopment. Encyclopedia. Available online: (accessed on 16 April 2024).
Parker W, Anderson LG, Jones JP, Anderson R, Williamson L, Bono-Lunn D, et al. Acetaminophen and Neurodevelopment. Encyclopedia. Available at: Accessed April 16, 2024.
Parker, William, Lauren G. Anderson, John P. Jones, Rachel Anderson, Lauren Williamson, Dillan Bono-Lunn, Zacharoula Konsoula. "Acetaminophen and Neurodevelopment" Encyclopedia, (accessed April 16, 2024).
Parker, W., Anderson, L.G., Jones, J.P., Anderson, R., Williamson, L., Bono-Lunn, D., & Konsoula, Z. (2024, March 27). Acetaminophen and Neurodevelopment. In Encyclopedia.
Parker, William, et al. "Acetaminophen and Neurodevelopment." Encyclopedia. Web. 27 March, 2024.