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Indiana: High rates of autism, toxic pollution


Indiana’s autism rate is now 1 in 113, above the national rate found by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2007. Is it a coincidence that 266 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the state’s air, land and water in 2006? Only Alaska, with 18 times the land mass, and Ohio, with 181 percent the population, released more than Indiana. There is likely a connection, according to a new study that implicated toxic chemicals in neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy and mental retardation…read the full article

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