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The 9/11 Dust Cloud and Pregnancy Outcomes: A Reconsideration

The 9/11 Dust Cloud and Pregnancy Outcomes: A Reconsideration ABSTRACT: The events of 9/11 released a million tons of toxic dust into lower Manhattan, an unparalleled environmental disaster. It is puzzling, then, that the literature has shown little effect of fetal exposure to the dust. However, inference is complicated by preexisting differences between the affected mothers and other NYC mothers as well as heterogeneity in effects on boys and girls. Using all births in-utero on 9/11 in NYC and comparing them to their siblings, we show that residence in the affected area increased prematurity and low birth weight, especially for boys. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

The 9/11 Dust Cloud and Pregnancy Outcomes: A Reconsideration

Journal of Human Resources , Volume 51 (4) – Nov 22, 2016

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The events of 9/11 released a million tons of toxic dust into lower Manhattan, an unparalleled environmental disaster. It is puzzling, then, that the literature has shown little effect of fetal exposure to the dust. However, inference is complicated by preexisting differences between the affected mothers and other NYC mothers as well as heterogeneity in effects on boys and girls. Using all births in-utero on 9/11 in NYC and comparing them to their siblings, we show that residence in the affected area increased prematurity and low birth weight, especially for boys.

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Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 22, 2016

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