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August 6, 2003

The World Trade Center Disaster and Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(5):595-596. doi:10.1001/jama.290.5.595-a

To the Editor: Exposure to air pollution has been associated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)1,2 and preterm births.3 Similarly, high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-DNA adducts in umbilical cord leukocytes (which are related to prenatal exposure to air pollution) also have been associated with reduced size at birth.4

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