Air Pollution Linked to Childhood Cancers

April 10, 2013 6:09 AM

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Children may be affected by the exposure of certain compounds in car exhaust even before birth.

Scientists said mothers who had a higher exposure to traffic pollution while pregnant were more likely to have children who developed cancers like acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a type of eye cancer, according to the American Association of Cancer Research in Washington, D.C..

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