Study links autism and pesticide exposure

Exposure to common agricultural pesticides during pregnancy increases the risk of developmental delays and autism in children by two-thirds, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis. While researchers did not say pesticides directly cause autism, a direct link is plausible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder. RT's Manila Chan discusses the new findings and their implications with epidemiologist and lead researcher for the study, Dr. Janie Shelton.