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New Study Links Pollution and Autism

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, protection, health, pollution )

- 1866 days ago -
According to a new study by UCLA researchers, there's a correlation with babies exposed to air pollution in the womb and autism--a spectrum of disorders ranging from a profound inability to communicate and mental disability to milder symptoms seen in

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Past Member (0)
Friday March 15, 2013, 7:05 am
Thanks Cher. Autism is a terrible thing for child and family.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday March 15, 2013, 8:28 am
I have no doubt it's true but people want to have children so now what?

Tim C (2420)
Friday March 15, 2013, 8:35 am


Kit B (276)
Friday March 15, 2013, 8:44 am

I have read this in some science journals it's not proven but between heavy pollution affecting babies in utero and an increase in noise factors, we shouldn't be too surprised that children are being affected. We see a increase in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other problems.

Carol H (229)
Friday March 15, 2013, 8:44 am
I am not surprised!!!

Val D (34)
Friday March 15, 2013, 2:34 pm
This is waaay overdue.

. (0)
Friday March 15, 2013, 3:14 pm
Interesting article, but I have a few reservations.

Tom R (23)
Friday March 15, 2013, 5:03 pm
Not really sure if autism is the underlyng cause but Im sure it causes some defects whether proven or not. Pollution should be worked upon.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday March 15, 2013, 6:54 pm
Thank You Cher for this very interesting article. It makes sense to me that being exposed to pollution and toxins while pregnant effects the unborn child. Being in my senior years of over 7 decades, I have certainly noticed the number of different allergies, attention deficit disorders, and syndromes that children have now as compared to years ago, and we never had as many cities with the amount of pollution and as much use of toxins as today. If you were unfortunate enough to live around coal mines that was different - 'black lung' they used to call it.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:06 am
Very interesting reading! Thanks Cher.

paul m (93)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 6:39 am


DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:59 pm
Interesting, the long term effects of pollution are always negative. Sad to hear.
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