Prenatal exposure to household chemical linked to reduced IQ, study says

December 10, 2014 7:00 PM

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Prenatal exposure to household chemical linked to reduced IQ, study says

Children who were exposed in utero to high levels of a common household chemical went on to have lower IQ levels than their peers who were exposed to lower levels, a new study from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University found.

As part of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) longitudinal birth cohort study, researchers are following 328 low-income New York City women and their children to examine the link between environmental contaminants and children’s health. In their latest study, researchers...

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