Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Selected News Feeds - In Utero Exposure To Urban Air Pollutants Can Increase Risk

Prenatal exposure to air pollutants in New York City can adversely affect child development, according to the results of a study released today by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health. Previous studies have shown that the same air pollutants can reduce fetal growth, but this study is the first to reveal that those pollutants can also affect cognitive development during childhood.

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