Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 29, 2001
Urban air pollution linked to birth defects for first time; UCLA research links two pollutants to increased risk of heart defects
Exposure to two common air pollutants may increase the chance that a pregnant woman will give birth to a child with certain heart defects, according to a UCLA study that provides the first compelling evidence that air pollution may play a role in causing some birth defects.
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