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Study: 911 Dust Cloud caused problems in Manhattan baby boys born

Pregnant women living near the World Trade Center here during the 9/11 terror attacks experienced higher-than-normal negative birth outcomes, according to a new study. 
The study by Princeton University‘s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs found that these mothers were more likely to give birth prematurely and deliver babies with low birth weights. 
Their babies — especially baby boys — were also more likely to be admitted to neonatal intensive care units after birth, according to the study led by the Wilson School’s Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt. 
“Previous research into the health impacts of in utero exposure to the 9/11 dust cloud on birth outcomes has shown little evidence of consistent effects,” said Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, director of the economics department and director of the Wilson School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing. 
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