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Effets de l’exposition aux phtalates sur les performances intellectuelles et attentionnelles à l’âge de 6 ans Volume 16, issue 6, November-December 2017

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This news is based on the following article: Kim JI, Hong YC, Shin CH, Lee YA, Lim YH, Kim BN. The effects of maternal and children phtalate exposure on the neurocognitive function of 6-year-old children. Environ Res 2017; 156: 519-25. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.04.003

 

This study suggests that children's exposure to phthalates harms their intellectual and attention capacities, as the associations observed were robust after mutual adjustment. Performance levels measured at age six do not seem to be affected by prenatal exposure.