Autism, Schizophrenia Linked to Exposure to Air Pollution in Early Life

June 7, 2014 7:22 PM

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While turning on your car and flipping on the light switch may seem like insignificant, benign activities, it may be partly responsible for the rise in schizophrenia and autism incidence according to a new study done at the University of Rochester.

To examine the effects of pollution on development, researchers simulated exposure in mice. One group inhaled filtered air while another group breathed in air pollution made to mimic that of major U.S. cities. Brain inflammation was evident in nearly all parts of the brain after 1, 40, and 270 days ...

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