WPLab is a not-for-profit company that conducts research and education related to immune system dysfunction in high-income countries. A current focus is the interaction between the immune system and acetaminophen (paracetamol) early in life, and how that interaction affects brain development.
Below are some of our peer-reviewed publications
Acetaminophen was never shown to be safe:
Proof that acetaminophen was never shown to be safe for brain development in babies and children. Published in the European Journal of Pediatrics in 2022.
Long-term increases in non-social behavior
Acetaminophen causes long-term increases in non-social behavior when used in baby rats at levels assumed to be safe in baby humans: An experimental study from Duke University published in 2021.
The Link Between Autism and Acetaminophen
Acetaminophen is one of the country’s most popular over-the-counter pain relievers, but there is a concerning link to the development of autism. This page is devoted to an objective look at the connection between acetaminophen use and the recent rise of autism. Although most infants and children are probably safe when taking acetaminophen, current evidence indicates that many infants and children, especially boys, have a condition (called oxidative stress) that, when combined with acetaminophen, leads to the development of autism. Above, there are various articles and blog post links where you can view our current knowledge regarding the connection between acetaminophen and autism.
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