Ozone May Increase Risk of Autism

Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Updated: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:57am
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About one in 68 kids has autism spectrum disorder, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And there are a number of contributing factors to that — both genetic and environmental.

But researchers now say exposure to high levels of ozone, combined with other factors, could put kids at a higher risk of developing autism.

Scott Selleck is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University, and one of the senior authors on the study.

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