Research by Topic: risk

Podcast: Why the Environmental Protection Agency is important for autism

Published March 26, 2018

On this week’s podcast, highlights of a new study led by Dr. Amy Kalkbrenner of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee published in Environmental Health Perspectives—certain air pollutants from cars and coal burning plants were associated with autism risk and severity. This scientific evidence supports policies which keep U.S. Environmental Protection Agency infrastructure intact to monitor […]

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“Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid’s Autism Risk?”

Published April 28, 2017

ASF Chief Science Officer Dr. Alycia Halladay commented on a new study on the risk of autism if an individual’s grandmother smoked during pregnancy. While the study cannot prove cause-and-effect, the researchers have discovered a link here. Click here to read more.

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Largest ever study on parental age and autism identifies new groups with increased risk

Published June 12, 2015

A new study replicated the finding of increased risk of having a child with autism among older parents. Because of the enormous size of the study, some new risk groups were identified with regards to age, but what does these findings mean and what should parents know? Listen to the ASF podcast to find out, and hear about vocational programs that work. https://youtu.be/P4EkaYNrMjM

New study on parental age and autism: so who isn't at risk?

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