These toxic chemicals steal IQ points from American kids

Exposure to toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the US between 2001 and 2016, research finds.

NYU Langone Medical Center • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pollution cognition lead-exposure pesticides childrens-health featured health-and-medicine methylmercury flame-retardants iq

Can folate offset air pollution’s harm during pregnancy?

Women exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant may have children with lower IQs. But folate may offset some of the toxic effects.

U. Washington • futurity
July 26, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: pregnancy pollution childrens-health health-and-medicine folate iq

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