Prenatal PAH exposure may affect child behavior, study shows

03/22/2012 | Yahoo!

Children born to mothers exposed to higher levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during pregnancy were more likely to experience anxiety, depression and attention problems by ages 6 and 7, a study in Environmental Health Perspectives found. However, researchers could not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between prenatal PAH exposure and childhood behavior problems.

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