Air pollution exposure before birth may lower child's IQ

07/20/2009 | Yahoo!

A study of children born to New York City mothers found those exposed to the most air pollution before birth had IQ scores at age 5 that were four to five points lower on average than children with less exposure. The women, who lived in mostly low-income neighborhoods, had worn backpack air monitors for 48 hours during the last few months of pregnancy.

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