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Researchers Find Link Between Autism and Traffic Pollution

Biking Elsewhereby Angie Schmitt, Streets Blog

One more reason to reduce driving: Exposure to high levels of traffic pollutants may increase the risk that children will develop autism, according to a study published recently in the Archives of General Psychology.
The study found that autistic children and their mothers were twice as likely to live in high-pollution areas during pregnancy and the first year of life, controlling for other factors.

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