Living close to freeways increases autism risk, study finds

As reported in the Los Angeles Times, Children born to mothers who live close to freeways have twice the risk of autism, researchers reported Thursday. The study, its authors say, adds to evidence suggesting that certain environmental exposures could play a role in causing the disorder in some children.

More research is needed, but the report suggests air pollution could be a factor. Read more about this by clicking here >>

pollution in general

My son was born in houston. I'm not sure how far we lived from the highway, but I drove on it everyday too.