Study Shows Correlation Between Smog Exposure During Pregnancy And Autism

December 18, 2014 8:44 PM

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The online issue of Environmental Health Perspectives posted on Dec. 18 the findings of a study that emphasizes the link between pregnant women exposed to air pollution and the onset of autism in their newborn children.

Study shows that the risk for their offsprings to develop autism was twice as high if the women were exposed to fine particulate matter (PM) in the third trimester of pregnancy. The research team included senior author Marc Weisskopf, associate professor of environmental and occupational epidemiolo...

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