Prenatal exposure to contaminants may affect fetal development

06/12/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Greater concentration of some environmental contaminants in the blood during pregnancy was associated with more vigorous fetal movements and some were tied to fewer changes in fetal heart rate, U.S. researchers said. They collected blood samples from 50 pregnant women across Baltimore and found that high-income women had higher levels of pollutants in their blood compared with low-income women. The study was published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

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