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“Parents in Beijing may wish the Olympics were held every day. A study released in a scientific journal on Tuesday finds that women who were pregnant during the 2008 Beijing Olympics – when aggressive measures by the Chinese government over a seven-week period significantly reduced air pollution – gave birth to heavier and presumably healthier babies. The study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that pollution is interfering with a baby’s health during the final weeks of pregnancy, a particularly important time when the fetus sees its biggest growth spurt as well as accelerated development of its central nervous, cardiovascular and skeletal systems.” The Wall Street Journal. Read it on

Benefits of Breathing: Beijing’s Olympic Babies Born Heavier, Study Finds