More Air Pollution, More Autism
A growing body of work is continuing to build a correlation between pollution and Autism. In June a study by Harvard School of Public Health indicated a significant increased risk of Autism in areas with higher rates of air pollution. Today a new study from the University of Chicago built a correlation between genital malformation in newborn males which is an indicator to harmful environmental factors such as pesticides. The study concluded that a 1% increase in malformations was associated with a 283% increase in autism and a 94% increase in intellectual disability.
Chart showing the increase in autism diagnosis, with statistics based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If these two studies are accurate then it would be expected that India and China’s Autism rate should be 1 in 29 newborns and the ID rate should almost be 1 in 50.
More Air Pollution, More Autism | Wyly Wade
If these two studies are accurate then it would be expected that India and China's Autism rate should be 1 in 29 newborns and the ID rate should almost be 1 in 50.