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Air Pollution Increases Genetic Risk of Autism: Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Most Problematic (2024 Study)

Air pollution is a global concern with far-reaching impacts on human health, including its potential role in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Recent studies, including Mendelian randomization analyses, provide compelling evidence that particulate matter, specifically PM2.5, may increase the risk of ASD, offering new insights into the environmental factors contributing to the condition. …

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Short-Term Air Pollution (PM2.5) Increases Depression Risk in 3 Chinese Cities (2024 Study)

In recent years, the detrimental effects of air pollution on mental health, particularly depression, have garnered significant attention within the scientific community. A new study conducted across three subtropical cities in South China has shed light on the intricate relationship between exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and its specific chemical components with the incidence …

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