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Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases autism risk in children

A new study says children prenatally exposed to air pollution have a high risk of developing autism spectrum disorder. Many experts think the air pollution has a minimal effect on whether a child develops autism. One researcher pointed to another potential cause that the study neglected to consider.

"This study does not provide evidence that air pollution causes autism." Said James Cusack, director of science at U.K.-based Autistica. However, the study's lead author thinks his work has helped to narrow down the list for potential causes…

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