Air pollution may be factor in autism, researchers report

Posted by Payson on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The San Jose Mercury News (mercurynews.com) - Air pollution may be factor in autism, researchers report – By Susan Abram – (Monday, November 26, 2012) -

 

Researchers have found that exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy is associated with autism, according to a new study released on Monday.

 

The study, published online in the Archives of General Psychiatry, found evidence that pollution may affect the developing brain among children whose mothers lived in areas where there was poor air quality.

 

“Our work on autism is a piece of a great body of research on pollution as a health risk factor,” said Heather Volk, the lead researcher and assistant professor from the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California.

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