Chemical Phthalates in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

December 10, 2014 8:31 PM

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Kids whose moms had the highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies during pregnancy had markedly lower IQs at age 7, researchers said Wednesday.

It's the latest in a series of studies linking the chemicals, called phthalates, with health effects ranging from behavioral disorders to deformations of the sex organs.

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