(CBS)- New research shows pesticides may increase the risk of autism. A study in California looked at possible links between pesticide exposure and autism. Researchers at UC Davis found women who live near farms that use chemical pesticides are at a two thirds higher risk of having a child with autism or other developmental delays. The study says a baby's developing brain may be more vulnerable to chemical exposure.
(CBS)- Researchers in North Carolina are finding the health benefits of cleaner air. A study from Duke University says that since the state's pollution controls went into effect in the 1990's, there's been a decline in death rates from respiratory illnesses. Research shows that cracking down on auto and factory emissions coincided with fewer deaths from emphysema, asthma and pneumonia.
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