Air Pollution might up Autism, Schizophrenia Risk

June 7, 2014 8:03 AM

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University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have found that exposure to air pollution early in life can lead to changes in brains of mice. The test models showed enlargement of brain areas that are typically seen in schizophrenia or autism patients.

Research has shown that ultrafine pollution particulate matter can embed itself in lungs and cause several health problems. In fact, the International Agency for Research (IARC) on Cancer recently classified outdoor air pollution as a carcinogen. The present study looked at the effects of these smal...

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