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The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance
Published: 2018
SYNOPSIS

Long-term exposure to air pollution impedes cognitive performance.

Citation

Zhang X, Chen X, Zhang X. The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2018;115(37):9193-9197.

 

Summary

Long-term exposure to air pollution impedes cognitive performance in verbal and math tests. Effects are stronger as people become older, especially for men. Air pollution substantial health and economic costs.

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A comparison of temporal trends in United States autism prevalence to trends in suspected environmental factors
Published: 2014
SYNOPSIS

UC-Boulder professor says the autism epidemic is real and therefore must be the product of an environmental factor.

CITATION

Nevison CD. Environmental Health. 2014;13:73.

SUMMARY

“Diagnosed autism prevalence has risen dramatically in the U.S over the last several decades and continued to trend upward as of birth year 2005. The increase is mainly real and has occurred mostly since the late 1980s. In contrast, children’s exposure to most of the top ten toxic compounds has remained flat or decreased over this same time frame. Environmental factors with increasing temporal trends can help suggest hypotheses for drivers of autism that merit further investigation.”

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