Is there a link between traffic-related air pollution and neurodevelopmental disorders? Researchers at the University of California, Davis have just released a study — based on rodent models — that corroborates previous epidemiological evidence showing the effects of traffic-related pollution on the brain. Their findings are scary and should make anyone who isn’t driving an electric vehicle inspired to get right out there and buy one. As far back as 2012, CleanTechnica started reporting on the public health implications of exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy and during the first year of life and the risk of autism. Researchers had been chronicling connections between proximity to busy roadways and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. 
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