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Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills

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October 23, 1998
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An analysis of studies on more than 800 school-age children found prenatal cocaine exposure had subtle effects on intelligence. Millions of dollars in special education funding must be spent each year to ensure those children do not fail in school.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Prenatal cocaine exposure lowers IQ and language performance scores and results in thousands of children each year who enter school needing special education services, according to a new study by three Brown University researchers.


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