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Cristina Benitez's Blog – July 2009 Archive (1)

Study Examines Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution

AP – .By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner, Ap Medical Writer –

CHICAGO – Researchers for the first time have linked air pollution exposure before birth with lower IQ scores in childhood, bolstering evidence that smog may harm the developing brain.

The results are in a study of 249 children of New York City women who wore backpack air monitors for 48 hours during the last few months of pregnancy. They lived in mostly low-income neighborhoods in northern Manhattan… Continue

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