Autism, Air Pollution Confirmed by First National Study

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By Catherine Pearson
Published June 18, 2013, on The Huffington Post 

Living in an area with high levels of air pollution may increase a woman’s chances of having a child with autism, according to the first national study to date that investigates the possible link.

“Women who were exposed to the highest levels of diesel or mercury in the air were twice as likely to have a child with autism than women who lived in the cleanest parts of the sample,” study author Andrea Roberts, a research associate with the Harvard School of Public Health, told The Huffington Post. Read the full report.