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Air pollution ´can cause changes in the
brain seen in autism and schizophrenia´

Daily Mail (UK), by Emma Innes

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Posted By:ruready?, 6/6/2014 2:39:52 PM

Early exposure to air pollution causes harmful changes in the brain seen in autism and schizophrenia, research has shown. The findings in mice follow previous research linking traffic pollution and higher rates of autism in children. As in humans, it was mostly male mice that were affected. Besides suffering physical damage to their brains, they performed poorly in tests of short-term memory, learning ability and impulsivity. In a series of experiments, scientists exposed mice to levels of air pollution typically found in medium-sized cities during the first two weeks after birth. Mice examined 24 hours after their last exposure displayed

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I am beginning to think that I may be autistic. I haven´t smiled since Obama took office.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 6/6/2014 2:48:04 PM     (No. 9875650)

Beijing, anyone?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toledo, 6/6/2014 2:49:14 PM     (No. 9875651)

well, that explains LaLaLand

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 6/6/2014 2:49:54 PM     (No. 9875652)

I wonder all pollutants and additives might be a more accurate predictor? Autism is a tough thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 6/6/2014 2:58:31 PM     (No. 9875661)

Exactly which pollutants? Are they going to claim CO2 causes it? Then we´ll know the research is bogus.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/6/2014 3:03:16 PM     (No. 9875664)

Someone in DC will do the math and figure approx how many times the average human exhales each year, then tax us on that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/6/2014 3:06:15 PM     (No. 9875669)

Mexico City, too.

I can believe brain damage of a sort, but I don´t know about autism and schizophrenia resulting. That sound a lot like a lump-it-in theory to me.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sandbar, 6/6/2014 3:09:07 PM     (No. 9875671)

Then this should have been rampant a century ago. Almost all buildings were heated with either coal or wood,air filtration was unheard of, a poorly drafted stove would smoke up the indoors.etc. I smell an agenda.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: droopydog, 6/6/2014 3:21:17 PM     (No. 9875680)

#4 I´m sure that´s where they are going...it wasn´t vaccines, after all!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 6/6/2014 3:25:22 PM     (No. 9875681)

Can we predict that this is a prelude to Cap & Trade? Or will it be what Obama needs to stop the Canadian pipe line deal or perhaps all oil exploration in the U.S. in order to keep Arab/Muslim countries wealthy?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: watashiyo, 6/6/2014 3:37:41 PM     (No. 9875693)

During the economic boom, Tokyo was plagued with air and water pollution for decades. And now the street of Tokyo are crowded with autistic economic animals.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 6/6/2014 3:57:00 PM     (No. 9875711)

I went online to answer the question of what pollution. It appears it is ultrafine particulate pollution at 1 ambient levels. The photo in the article was the clue that this wasn´t average medium city pollution. Virtually any particle is hazardous if it falls into the right size range which is small enough to make it into the lungs but too large to make it out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: craige, 6/6/2014 5:11:50 PM     (No. 9875762)

I must be autistic and schizophrenic. I grew up in Los Angeles (Westchester and Culver City), in the 1950´s and 1960´s. I remember when the LA city hall could not be seen, from more than a mile away. 1/4 mile on a really bad day.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney, 6/6/2014 5:17:01 PM     (No. 9875769)

There they go again! ...The climate control/power pols must be getting desperate!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sw penn, 6/6/2014 6:22:44 PM     (No. 9875829)

So...
The ReDems aren´t closing coal fired power plants
to save the world from global warming.
They aren´t closing coal fired power plants
to save your children from autism and/or schizophrenia.
They´re closing closing coal fired power plants
to save mice from researchers!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: belwhatter, 6/6/2014 9:02:21 PM     (No. 9875951)

Nuts! -its the food we eat - you are what you eat.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/6/2014 10:09:56 PM     (No. 9876003)

Is that true in China too ?
Do we have special pollution in the US ?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/7/2014 6:34:20 AM     (No. 9876148)

Oh sure...maybe it causes obesity, anorexia, dementia, etc. too. One thing I do know, libtards have morphed into brainless individuals.

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