Polluting of the environment exposure in early existence linked to autism By Sally Robertson.
Related StoriesWalking to work through quieter side streets may reduce risk of exposure to peaks in harmful air flow pollutionKey neurotransmitter receptor could be a potential focus on for individualised Autism Spectrum Disorder treatmentBET protein family plays key part in regulation of normal neuronal development and functionAs reported in the Archives of General Psychiatry, children surviving in homes with the best levels of traffic-related air pollution were significantly more likely to have autism than those from homes with the lowest levels , at an odds ratio of 3.1, after adjustment for age group, gender, and demographic and socioeconomic variables.Hamish Meldrum says the numbers are worrying both with regards to the potential numbers involved and the fact that therefore few doctors have a tendency to report violence. Related StoriesACC's public reporting program provides information regarding hospitals' performanceGlan Clwyd Hospital N Wales invest in Esaote's G-Scan MRI unit for weight-bearing scanningBoston Kids's Medical center selects Vijay G. Sankaran to receive Rising Star AwardDr. Meldrum says the BMA hopes this is simply not because they feel the problem is not being taken seriously. He says the government’s plan of zero tolerance to violence of any sort in the NHS is backed by the BMA, however the mechanisms should be there to minimise the likelihood of attacks, to aid staff who encounter them, and to make sure that anyone who commits an work of violence is handled appropriately.