Tag Archive for 'road pollution'

Traffic pollution exposure in early life associated with autism risk

January 2nd, 2013 by University of Southern California

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution, particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide during pregnancy and during the first year of a child’s life appears to be associated with a more than two-fold risk of autism, according to research conducted by University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles scientists. Exposure to regional pollution consisting of […]

Traffic pollution impacts mental well-being at every stage of life

November 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

In the 8 November 2011 issue of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Lee Hotz writes that scientists suspect that car exhaust may injure human brain cells. Car exhaust emissions have already been “implicated in heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments,” he writes.