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Autism may be linked to freeway proximity

Living near highly trafficked freeways may pose a health risk due to the increased pollutants in the air.

A new study published on Thursday in the Environmental Health Perspectives found a link between proximity to freeways and increased risk for autism, according to US News and World Report.

According to the findings, 600 children between the ages of 2 and 5 who grew up from birth within 1,000 feet of a freeway had a doubled incidence of autism, reports the news source. Researchers maintained that the findings had more to do with freeways than other heavily-trafficked routes, possibly due to the types and quantity of pollutants, which have been linked to autism before but never specifically the vehicular kind.

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