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3/7/2015

CREAL: Prenatal air pollution exposure is not associated with childhood autistic traits

CREAL: Prenatal air pollution exposure is not associated with childhood autistic traits


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This study, led by CREAL, an ISGlobal allied center, and published in Environmental Health Perspectives, aims to assess whether prenatal air pollution exposure including NO2 and PM is associated with autistic traits in childhood in four European population-based birth/child cohort studies. Autistic traits are defined as subclinical deficits in socialization, communication, and repetitive behaviors that do not meet formal criteria for an autism spectrum disorders (ASD) diagnosis.

The researchers found that prenatal exposure to NO2 and PM was not associated with autistic traits in children from four to ten years of age in four European population-based birth/child cohort studies.

More information:
CREAL website

Reference:
Mònica Guxens et al.  Air Pollution Exposure during Pregnancy and Childhood Autistic Traits in Four European Population-Based Cohort Studies. The ESCAPE Project. Environmental Health Perspectives.DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408483. June 12th