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Prenatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Reduces IQ in Children

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Children's health researchers demonstrated that children who are exposed to relatively small amounts of PCBs before birth have higher rates of low-normal IQ scores, poor reading comprehension, and memory problems.

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Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW. 1996. Intellectual impairment in children exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls in utero. N Engl J Med 335(11):783-789. [Abstract] [Full Text]

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