New York: Dust produced during the terror attack on 9/11 World Trade Centre caused a small generation, says reports. New born babies with small in size and low weight, with premature are the main disaster occurred after the incident. The polluted air with hazardous chemicals inhaled by their mom the major reason behind it, study says.
According to experts, may have implications for cities such as New Delhi that grapple with polluted air. The incident occurred on September 11, 2001 in New York city, for several days after the incident, sky was covered by the dust particles. The people lived in the polluted air and it affected the interior organs adversely.
Researchers from University of Zurich in Switzerland and Princeton University in the US looked at New York City birth records from 1994 to 2004. Out of the 1.2 million births, researchers isolated data of women who lived in Lower Manhattan neighbourhoods and were most exposed to the dust cloud.
Experts analyzed and found that women who were in their first trimester during the 9/11 attacks had more than double the probability of premature delivery. The study was published in the Journal of Human Resources.