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Prenatal air pollution exposure may heighten risk of behavioral problems
Prenatal air pollution exposure may heighten risk of behavioral problems (March 27, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From LA - A new report published in JAMA Psychiatry finds that prenatal air pollution exposure may raise risk of behavioural problems in the child. Researchers studied 40 children, followed from fetal period until the ages of 7 or 9. Mother's were monitored for exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Results showed that increased PAH prenatal exposure was associated with reduced white matter in the children's left side of the brain. Reduced white matter in this area of the brain is known to be connected to behavioural problems, such as ADHD symptoms
 
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