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How Air Pollution Is Affecting Babies, Growth And Obesity

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Air pollution over Denver
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Air pollution on a winter day over Denver, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

It's well-known that polluted air is unhealthy, but University of Colorado Boulder scientists found the health problems may begin even before people are born. A new study examined 123 Hispanic mothers in California during and after their pregnancies. It looked at the effects of air pollution on the mothers and their children. We get insight from CU Boulder researchers Tanya Alderete and Will Patterson.