Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk

Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy — particularly during the third trimester — may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in areas with low particulate matter, according to a study from Harvard School of Public Health. The greater the exposure, the greater the risk, researchers found. It was the first US-wide study exploring the link between airborne particulate matter and autism. —> Read More Here


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