Air Pollution Harms Developing Brains: Fetal Exposure Leads to Cognitive Difficulties
Oct 31, 2018 12:04PM
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.
This article appears in the November 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.