Study Underscores That Exposure to Air Pollution Harms Brain Development in the Very Young
Inside Climate News
AUGUST 6, 2022
It’s not just about lung damage: From IQ scores to behavioral problems, researchers chart the effects of exposure to contaminants in utero and in toddlerhood. By Victoria St. Martin For years, researchers have known that air pollution can worsen such respiratory conditions as asthma in children. But a recently released study has shed new light on how exposure to airborne pollutants can also affect the developing brains of the very young.