Does Air Pollution Cause Autism?

A study says it's possible

The rapid increase in the number of cases of autism has led scientists, doctors, parents and politicians seeking answers as to why this keeps occuring. There is a hot debate on whether or not vaccines cause autism, but what if the main cause is something that affects us whether we fight against it or not? What if the cause is air pollution?

The study conducted that points to air pollution as a cause also suggests that a high level of gene variation is a factor as well. The analysis shows that both of these risks together may point toward a cause of autism. The resulting cellular stress from the air pollution may cause cells to alter in their function, leading to autism. 

What do you think of the study? Whether or not it has merit, it's a good idea to curb air pollution anytime we can either way. How do you think we can do that?

 

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