Pollution

Mice Study Finds Link between Air Pollution and Autism, Schizophrenia

Air pollution is not only detrimental for the environment, it is also bad for people’s health. According to some studies, excessive exposure to air pollution can be linked to respiratory diseases. In a new study, researchers experimented on mice models and found that air pollution could increase one’s risk of autism and schizophrenia. The research …

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Higher toxic metal burden associated with autism

Levels of the toxic metals lead and mercury were 30-40% higher in analysed samples from children diagnosed with autism compared with an asymptomatic control group. That was one of the primary findings published in new research from Altaf Alabdali and colleagues* based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Authors also reported that measured levels of important compounds …

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