26 Dec '14, 5am

A New Study Links Air Pollution to Autism - via @HybridCarsCom

A New Study Links Air Pollution to Autism - via @HybridCarsCom

According to a new study released by the Harvard School of Public Health, exposure to fine particulate air pollution during the last three months of pregnancy can double the risk of having an autistic child. This latest study is one among several that have demonstrated the correlation between air pollution and autism in recent years. In 2013, UCLA released a similar study establishing a link between traffic pollution exposure during pregnancy and increased incidence of autism. The study found that ozone and fine particulates were the pollutants most closely associated with autism. In this most recent study, researchers established a test group of 245 autistic children and a control group of 1,522 children without autism, and then collected data about the levels of fine particulate matter air pollution present in their mothers’ cities of residence during pregnancy. Study fi...

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