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In polluted areas are more baby girls

October 24 2005

Disadvantaged places contribute to the birth of girls, the conclusion made by scientists from Brazil and Canada.

Scientists broke the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo in 17 districts that differ in the degree of industrial air pollution. Then compared the data on children who were born in these areas from 2001 to 2003. It was found in infants greater for girls, where the dirty air.

The birth of girls can be protected from stressful conditions, as in distressed times, boys more likely to die, according to The Edge

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