Saturday, June 22, 2013

Air Pollution may Increase Risk of Autism

Mothers exposed to air pollution during pregnancy show an increased risk of developing autism, according to a study performed by Harvard School of Public Health.  The autism-air pollution link was first made by Gayle Windham of the California Department of Health Services.  Referencing the Nurse's Health Study 2 and using data from the Environmental Protection Agency, researchers determined there is a strong correlation between air pollution and increased risk of autism.  More research is needed to determine higher risk contaminants.

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