Study finds childhood autism associated with increased exposure to air toxins

October 22, 2014 8:02 PM

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PITTSBURGH -- A new study of children in southwestern Pennsylvania has found a link between autism spectrum disorder and air pollution.

According to preliminary findings from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation, children with ASD were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of air toxins, specifically chromium and styrene, during their mother's pregnancies and the first two years of ...

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