Wyly Wade

More Air Pollution, More Autism

Harvard School of Public HealthA 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...

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.

http://m.timesofindia.com/home/environment/pollution/High-autism-rates-linked-to-environmental-pollution-Study/articleshow/32027300.cms

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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.
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