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Some disturbing news for city youth: The Post reports on a Columbia study finding that kids who are exposed to a high level of air pollution in the womb do poorly on cognitive tests. The analysis shows that "kids exposed to the highest readings of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in utero - mostly exhaust fumes from cars, buses and trucks, as well as power generators - scored 5.7 points lower on cognitive tests than did kids in the sample who were subjected to lower levels of pollutants."

They're also ten times more likely to read The Post.

Air More Stinky, Kids Less Thinky [NYP]