Air Pollution Exposure Can Drastically Increase A Child’s Chances Of Developing ADHD

Posted by Mike Confino, November 8, 2014

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Add behavioral problems to the list of health and developmental impacts linked to air pollution exposure.

According to a study published this week in PLOS ONE, pregnant mother’s exposure to air pollution can increase her unborn child’s chance of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study, which looked at 233 pregnant mothers in New York City, found that the children of women who were exposed to high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) during pregnancy were five times more likely to have symptoms that are in line with ADHD.

via Air Pollution Exposure Can Drastically Increase A Child’s Chances Of Developing ADHD | ThinkProgress.

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