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Friday, 11 January 2008

AIR-POLLUTION SHRINKS UNBORN CHILDREN

A ten-year study by the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, which used ultrasound to measure 15,000 unborn children, found a negative correlation with air-pollution. Mothers with a higher exposure to pollution had foetuses that on average had heads and abdomens with smaller circumferences and had shorter femurs.

If pollution levels were high the size of the foetus decreased significantly.

Birthweight is a major predictor of future health, such as IQ in childhood IQ and cardiovascular disease in adulthood.

Click here for the report in ScienceDaily