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New Study Links Autism to Traffic Pollution

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, humans, children, health, pollution, autism, protection )

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The findings of a new study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, allege that children exposed to traffic pollution are significantly more likely to develop autism. The study looked at the residential history of 279 autistic children and

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Ben O (154)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:08 am
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Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 11:50 am
I don't know. When my uncle had Alheimers I asked if he got it from the gas station he owned. I was told if that was the case every gas station owner would have it.

Victoria L (13)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 12:02 pm
My younger brother was diagnosed with Autism in the 90s. A doctor my mother brought him to actually indicated that traffic pollution could have played a role, especially since we live right next to a parkway exit. There are special screens you can put on your windows, but that's far too expensive, especially since the damage is already done.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 12:29 pm
i'm sure there's more than autism it's responsible for! thnx cher!

Sheila S (50)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 12:31 pm
Not enough data on this one, I'm afraid. I was certain that vaccinating was the culprit, and that turned out not to hold water.

Rebecca Y (26)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:18 pm
Let's face it, everything we eat, breathe, drink, wear, drive and modify contributes to all diseases everywhere. Life IS hazardous to our health.

Melania P (122)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:25 pm

Marilyn L (107)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:28 pm

Claudia O (73)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:35 pm
There isn't enough data yet to be sure that this type of pollution causes Autism, but it certainly does point in a troubling direction. We all know that various pollutants are causing a multitude of health problems.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:37 pm
I suppose it could although I think there are a lot of other factors that are far more relevant and responsible.

Donna G (42)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 5:38 pm
Autism is a Developmental Disorder. A person is born with it. Sometimes, it's apparent that a child is differently abled before the age of two; but, sometimes, it can take years to get a diagnosis. My son was born in central Washington, away from traffic pollution. We do not live in a heavily populated area. While traffic pollution may contribute to things like asthma, bronchitis, or other lung disorders, it's a bit of a stretch to say that it contributes to autism. Really, it this were true, then moving away from areas of traffic pollution should reverse the effect.

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. (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:13 pm
I would think diet and genetics might have a lot more to do with autism than traffic. Then again I'm not a doctor.

Harsha Vardhana (56)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 7:24 pm
There are multiple factors. But definitely pollution is a culprit for almost all disorders

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 7:51 pm
possible. What would be the amount of lead in the body? Have there ever been recorded history of autism prior to the automobile? Very alarming that 1 out of 100 or is it 4 or more? that are showing up. Could it be stress on the population that would cause this reult in order to not mate and reproduce? Not sure what the statistics are on autistics having offspring. Would be rather difficult to keep a relationship going if the partner is not receptive to contact emotionally or physically. Would this be natural selection of a sort? It must be heartbreaking to be a parent of a non responding child since love at best is a two way street.

Karen R (87)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 3:42 am

Balph E. (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 8:49 am
Hmmmm, autism became an epidemic AFTER we got rid of the lead in gasoline and put catalytic converters on cars. Hello?

Carol H (229)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:13 am
noted,thanks Cher.and thanks to Ben for the link
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