University of Pittsburgh study correlates autism with air pollution

October 23, 2014 11:34 AM

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Little research has been done on the effects of air toxics on autism spectrum disorders, but a new University of Pittsburgh study may show why those effects could have a big impact.

Preliminary results from the study show that children with autism spectrum disorders were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and their first two years of life compared with children without the condition, according to the Pitt Gr...

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