Exposure to air toxics may cause autism in kids

October 23, 2014 7:30 PM

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Exposure to air toxics may cause autism in kids

Washington: In a new study, scientists have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were likelier to have been exposed to high level of certain air toxics while they were in their mothers' womb and in the first 2 years of life.

Evelyn Talbott, Dr.P.H., principal investigator of the analysis and professor of epidemiology at Pitt Public Health said that despite its serious social impact, the causes of autism were poorly understood. Very few studies of autism have included environmental exposures while taking into account oth...

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