Air pollution and autism

Candis health editor, Karen Evennett shares the latest health update…


Scientists have long suspected a link between air pollution and autism – but now a new study shows that it’s a combination of genes and pollution that increases the risk. About 60 per cent of children with autism have a gene variant that’s linked to autism – but the risk is tripled when children with this gene variant are exposed to high levels of air pollution, say researchers at the University of Southern California.

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