Identifying a cause for autism continues to be a challenge.  However a recent study seems to suggest that one other place to look is air pollution exposure in pregnant women and young childhood.

"Children who fell into higher exposure groups of styrene and chromium were at a 1.4- to two-fold greater risk of ASD, after accounting for the age of the mother, maternal cigarette smoking, race and education."

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2014/10/22/University-of-Pi...

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