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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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Particulate Matter and Autism – Greater Risk

Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Increased Risk of Childhood Autism http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2015/Pages/talbott-autism.aspx PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2015 – Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased … Continue reading

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Particulates increase Autism Risk

Fine particulate matter and the risk of autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25957837 Abstract The causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not well known. Recent investigations have suggested that air pollution, including PM2.5, may play a role in the onset of … Continue reading

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Top Autism Papers – 2013

1. Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674%2813%2901473-6 Full Paper at Link Highlights The MIA model recapitulates GI comorbidities linked to a subset of ASD individuals Targeting the microbiota treats specific GI and behavioral symptoms Gut … Continue reading

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