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New Study Links
Air Pollution and Autism

The University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health announced a groundbreaking study today linking exposure to toxic air pullutants with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder. We owe it to our children to clean up our air once and for all. To read the full story, click here.

In 2014, another study by Harvard indicates that pregnant women may nearly double their risk of giving birth to a child with autism by inhaling smog. To read more, click on this link: Autism and Air Pollution: New Study Bolsters Suspected Link

Two Out of Three Food Cans Tested Have Toxic BPA in the Linings, New Report Says

Pittsburgh, PA - A new report released today by six nonprofit organizations that tested nearly 200 food can linings for the toxic chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) found that two out of three cans tested have the chemical in the lining. BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that negatively impacts our hormonal systems. Evidence suggests it may contribute to a host of harmful health effects including breast and prostate cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, obesity, asthma and attention deficit disorder. Other studies have demonstrated the capacity of BPA to migrate into food and then into people, raising concerns about exposures to low, but biologically relevant levels of BPA. Read the full report here.

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