Scientists from the University of Monaco in Australia and the Public Health and Prevention School of Medicine said that prolonged contaminated air can cause autistic development in young children. The study was conducted in Shanghai.
The experiment was attended by 124 children diagnosed with autism and 1240 healthy children under the age of 3 years. Scientists have seen new patients for 9 years. Experts have studied the effects of contaminated air, saturated with PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 particulates. These are toxic industrial emissions byproducts that quickly enter the bloodstream and the lungs and cause serious pathologies. The results indicate that contaminated air increases the risk of autism by 78%.
At the same time, researchers recognize that the causes of the disease can not be fully understood, but environmental factors can be just as important in the development of autism as genetics. The fact is that the brain of young children is too sensitive to toxic effects. Air pollution affects organ function and immune system as a whole. Experts intend to continue research.
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