Kids Living Near Major Roads at Greater Risk for Developmental Delays

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[Source:  Psych Central]

Young children who live near a major highway are twice as likely to score lower on tests of communications skills, compared to kids who live farther away from a major roadway, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research.

The findings also show that kids born to women exposed during pregnancy to higher-than-normal levels of traffic-related pollutants — ultra-fine airborne particles and ozone — had a small but significantly higher likelihood of developmental delays during infancy and early childhood.

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