There has been some concern that mercury may play a role in autism development. Several studies have been conducted but no clear link has been found.
A study was recently published online in PLoS One, in which researchers with the North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust found that even low-level mercury exposure is not likely to contribute to autism.
The team of researchers held a study of 56 children with autism spectrum disorders, and mainstream, special school and sibling controls.
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