The Autism Tooth Fairy Study

Autism Spectrum Disorders now affect 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) and continue to increase each year. No one knows the reasons and there is no cure.

The Autism Tooth Fairy Study bannerThe South Texas Autism Research Group at the UT Health Science Center is working toward finding underlying causes of autism by identifying chemicals in baby teeth. Like rings on a tree, baby teeth hold a record of the child’s exposures. By analyzing the content of baby teeth, our laboratories have now identified many chemicals including medications, pesticides, flame retardants, plastics and numerous other toxic chemicals in baby teeth.

We are collecting teeth from children with and without autism to look at differences in chemical concentrations. We need your baby tooth donations to help discover which environmental chemicals may be involved with the risk of a child developing autism.

If you would like more information about the study, or how to donate your child’s teeth, email Lynne Heilbrun (Heilbrun@uthscsa.edu) or call (210) 274-4009.

We also need your financial support to help us to discover ways to potentially prevent future autism cases and other developmental disabilities.

To support The Autism Tooth Fairy Study, please complete and submit the form below.

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