Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists.

Revealed: The stunning images which show how Europe wastes energy and pollutes light while Africa, South America and much of Asia is in darkness

From shimmering cities to the dark side of the world: Stunning satellite images which show how we use light and energy. At night, London is a burning bright spot, consuming enough energy to power Ireland with its light show.

Pollution from traffic, planes and power stations "killing 13,000 Britons a year"

Pollution from traffic, planes and power stations 'killing 13,000 Britons a year' Power station emissions have bigger health impacts in northern England, where emissions from five major plants tend to congregate | UPDATED: 16:25 GMT, 20 April 2012 Pollution from traffic, planes and power stations is killing almost 13,000 Britons a year, researchers claim.

Hay fever playing up? Blame the birch trees and steer clear of celery!

Hay fever playing up Blame the birch trees and steer clear of celery! | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 19 March 2012 Sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose — these are the symptoms that will already be troubling many millions of Britons, with the hay fever season having started even earlier than usual due to the mild winter.

Obesity is being "fuelled by gender-bending chemicals in toys and tin cans"

Obesity is being 'fuelled by gender-bending chemicals in toys and tin cans' The chemicals may also help trigger diabetesCalls to reduce exposure especially in pregnant women | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 20 March 2012 Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic, a report warns today.