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Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains

May Lead to Impulsiveness and ADHD

Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains, Image: NYS/Shutterstock.com
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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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