Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Conor, Autism Disorders and Traffic-Related Air Pollution

Photo by Harold L Doherty, Toronto, CN Tower, 2008 Conor Doherty, 1 Day Old, February 20, 1996  Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington Photo by Dad A new study Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Particulate Matter, and Autism published online in the JAMA Archives of General Psychiatry examines the relationship between traffic-related air pollution, air quality, and autism.  The study researchers found ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Is Genetic Eh? Really?

Autism, it’s gotta be genetic, even if we can’t see the evidence No one disputes that autism has a genetic link or links somewhere, now if only we can find it …………  or them. “Researchers say they have identified gene mutations that contribute to autism in three separate studies. The mutations identified were rare and ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: A Focused Environmental Autism Research Strategy Is Needed

If you have a child who is severely affected by an autism disorder, whose ability to understand the world is limited, who wanders into dangerous traffic, lakes or rivers,  is prone to seizures or  engages in serious self injurious behavior autism is not just an alternative way of thinking or an opportunity to build a ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Strategic Research of Environmental Causes of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

In A Research Strategy to Discover the Environmental Causes of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, an editorial in the current issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, authors Philip J. Landrigan, Luca Lambertini and Linda S. Birnbaum make a  compelling argument for strategically researching environmental causes of autism and neurodevelopmental disabilities. In the process they provide an understanding of ...