Children face asthma risk if mothers exposed to pollutants

Posted: 11/6/2013

From Scientific American:

Children exposed in the womb to two chlorinated chemicals widely found in the environment are more likely to develop asthma by the age of 20, according to new research in Denmark.

The study is the first to link asthma to hexachlorobenzene exposure during fetal development, and builds on two earlier studies that linked the respiratory disease to polychlorinated biphenyls. Read more.