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Air Pollution and Autism – Neurotoxicity of Traffic

Neurotoxicity of traffic-related air pollution. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26610921 Abstract The central nervous system is emerging as an important target for adverse health effects of air pollution, where it may contribute to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Air pollution comprises several components, including particulate … Continue reading

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Autism and Industrial Pollution

Autism spectrum disorder prevalence and proximity to industrial facilities releasing arsenic, lead or mercury. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218563 Abstract Prenatal and perinatal exposures to air pollutants have been shown to adversely affect birth outcomes in offspring and may contribute to prevalence of autism … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Cognitive / Behavioral Impairment

Prenatal Exposure to Common Air Pollutants Linked to Cognitive and Behavioral Impairment http://www.chla.org Everyday pollutants in and outside the home can be bad for the environment…and bad for your baby’s brain LOS ANGELES (March 25, 2015)- Researchers at the Institute … Continue reading

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Pollution and Autism – Particulates Matter

Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk http://www.hsph.harvard.edu Boston, MA — 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 … Continue reading

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ADHD and Pollution – Impact on Autism.

 ADHD-Air Pollution Link  http://www.mailman.columbia.edu Breathing Dirty Air During Pregnancy Raises Odds of Childhood ADHD-Related Behavior Problems Nov. 5, 2014—Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAH, a component of air pollution, raises the odds of behavior problems associated with attention … Continue reading

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What’s in the Air – Autism meets Pollution

Association between air toxics and childhood autism http://www.upmc.com PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2014 – Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first … Continue reading

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Air Pollution in Sweden not a Risk Factor for Autism

Exposure to Air Pollution From Traffic and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Swedish Twins. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25229653 Abstract Background: Recent studies have reported associations between air pollution exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, but the role of pre- and postnatal exposure has not been … Continue reading

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Autoimmunity, Pollution, Particles and Autism ?

Beyond Asbestos: Autoimmunity, Pollution, and Particles. http://www.medpagetoday.com It’s not just asbestos that might be triggering autoimmunity, as we recently reported. Some researchers propose that pollution and engineered nanoparticles also may be implicated. Full Article at LINK ——————————– Readings of Further … Continue reading

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Risks for Autism in Children increase following in utero exposure to Air Pollution

In Utero Exposure to Toxic Air Pollutants and Risk of Childhood Autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25051312 BACKGROUND:: Genetic and environmental factors are believed to contribute to the development of autism, but relatively few studies have considered potential environmental risks. Here, we examine risks … Continue reading

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Air Pollution – Schizophrenia and Autism – University of Rochester

New Evidence Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia http://www.urmc.rochester.edu June 06, 2014 New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an … Continue reading

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