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Study links air pollution to autism

Reducing air pollution is something that is done for the health of the globe and all of its inhabitants. While many individuals already make a conscious effort to enhance the quality of the air they breathe, such as by purchasing a HEPA air purifier like the IQAir GC MultiGas, more may be looking to take these steps in the future to clear the air of harmful particles. 

A recent study from the University of Rochester Medical Center found that air pollution may be linked to health issues such as autism and schizophrenia. Pollution caused inflammation in certain areas of the brain, affecting many different areas of function, including short-term memory and learning ability.

This is just the latest in a long line of potentially harmful side effects that can be traced back to pollution, and it may even cause some parents to invest in more effective safety measures.

"I think these findings are going to raise new questions about whether the current regulatory standards for air quality are sufficient to protect our children," said the study's lead author Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Increased regulations, home air purifiers and other efforts are just a few examples of the steps people are taking to improve air quality for themselves and their families.