“US kids born in polluted areas more likely to have autism.”

Environmental Health News, a foundation-funded news organization that advances the public’s understanding of environmental health issues, reports the link between air quality and autism today. The article cites the study, “Perinatal Air Pollutant Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Children of Nurses’ Health Study II Participants” was released today online in Environmental Health Perspectives authored by Andrea Roberts, a lead research associate at the Harvard University School of Public Health.  While the study is not conclusive, it provides the impetus for further research and has major implications for regions with air quality problems like we have in Salt Lake City and Cache Valley, Utah.

 

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