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Study shows need for better research of links to autism

Every few weeks, a new research study makes headlines elucidating a possible link to autism. The cause du jour last Monday was air pollution.

The study, which was published online in the Archives of General Psychiatry, found that children with autism were three times as likely to have been exposed to high levels of air pollution, either prenatally or during their first year of life, compared with a control group of kids who didn’t have autism.

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