A new study showed that 9/11 had effects on babies who were not even born yet.

FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health":

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According to a new study, the years following the events of 9/11 in lower Manhattan may have affected women and their babies who were not even conceived yet.

Researchers found that among women who were rescue or recovery workers or women who resided below Canal Street in the World Trade Center's neighborhood, those with the most intense exposures to the disaster had doubled the rates of preterm delivery and low birth-weight babies over the next few years.

Researchers matched birth certificates for infants born in New York City between 9/11 2001 and the end of 2010 to disaster exposure data on women who were enrolled in the World Trade Center health registry.

In that time there were 3,360 babies born in the city to women enrolled in the registry. Less than 10 percent of babies were born to women pregnant on 9/11. Almost seven percent were delivered preterm and six percent had low birth weight.

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