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Women 16–49 at risk of multiple pollutants

The body burden of multiple pollutants

In a recent study, more than half of women of childbearing age had median or higher levels of at least two of three pollutants that could harm brain development.

November 28, 2012  |  by David Orenstein
In a new analysis of thousands of U.S. women of childbearing age, Brown University researchers found that most exceeded the median blood level for two or more of three environmental pollutants that could harm brain development of fetuses and babies: lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).