Posts Tagged ‘Babies’

Traffic pollution, air quality linked with increased risk of autism

December 2, 2012

Babies in the womb and during their first year are two to three times more likely to develop autism if exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution and poor air quality, according to a recent study.

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at USC published the study in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. The study compared 279 children with autism and 245 control children with typical development in California.

Metals and chemicals may be part of the toxic stew that affects fetuses and babies, which are more susceptible to toxins in the environment.

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Baby Strollers and Safety

June 17, 2009

People need to be more careful when they roll their babies in strollers crossing busy streets or in busy parking lots.  They should try to avoid these situations altogether because they are too dangerous.  It’s worse than riding a bike in heavy traffic.  Yes, you have the right of way, but is it really safe?