Skip Nav
Babies
38 Timeless Photos of Moms Breastfeeding Their Children at Every Stage
Pregnancy
This Mom Gave Birth to 4 Babies in 11 Months and No, They're Not Quadruplets
2016 Election
What Our Kids Need to Learn From Trump Now That He's President

Mommy Alert! Air Pollution Affects Intelligence

Traffic pollutants can lower a child's IQ. According to a new study of 202, 8- to 11-year-old children in Boston, kids living in areas with cleaner air faired better on memory and intelligence tests.

A Reuters article on the findings said:

The effect of pollution on intelligence was similar to that seen in children whose mothers smoked 10 cigarettes a day while pregnant, or in kids who have been exposed to lead, Dr. Shakira Franco Suglia of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health.

The test focused on the children's exposure to black carbon.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
High School Musical Underwear Inappropriate
Air Pollution Is Harmful to Outdoor Exercisers
Rowbike:  This Looks Like Fun
JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case Information
Katy Perry's Grammys Performance 2017 (Video)
Coretta Scott King and Gay Rights | Video
Prince Philip Over the Years

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds