MILWAUKEE – April is National Autism Awareness month and for a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, it could not have come at a better time. UWM epidemiologist Amy Kalkbrenner received a $2.3 million grant by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study if there is a link between air pollution and ADHD.
She told the UWM Report, “by adding a wealth of information about genes inherited from parents, we’ll be able to more fully explore the multiple factors involved.”
The prevalence of children being diagnosed with autism and autism-related disorders like ADHD is increasing. Kalkbrenner and her team will study autism and ADHD separately for during a five-year period.
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