12/16/2010 05:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Autism Study: Living Near Freeways Doubles Infant Autism Risk

Children born to mothers living near freeways may be twice as likely to have autism, according to a study released Thursday.

The paper, published by researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the USC Keck School of Medicine and UC Davis MIND Institute found that children born to parents living within 1,000 feet of a freeway are two times as likely to have autism.

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