Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains
Fetal Exposure Leads to Cognitive Difficulties
Fetal exposure to air pollution, even at levels considered safe by current standards, has been linked by Dutch researchers to thinning of the outer layer of a child’s brain and later cognitive difficulties. Following 783 children ages 6 through 10, the researchers concluded those brain abnormalities contributed in part to impulsiveness that could lead to addictive behavior and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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This article appears in the November 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.
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