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Link Between Air Pollution and Autism

Jon Strelecki

Autism is one of the most baffling disorders affecting children. 

While the causes are unclear, the result is evident in the difficulty autistic children have with interpersonal relations. It’s estimated that 1 in 68 children in the US have the disorder.

At UW-Milwaukee, one faculty member has discovered a link between air pollution and autism. Joining us to discuss her findings is Amy Kalkbrenner, assistant professor in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.