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Washington - Spring Babies May Be Less Intelligent, Startling New Research Shows.

Published on: May 9, 2007 08:20 PM
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Washington - A study of more than 1.6 million elementary and high school kids between 8 and 15 found those conceived in May through August scored lower on math and language tests than children conceived during other months.

Dr. Paul Winchester of the Indiana University School of Medicine, who presented results this week at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, blamed environmental villains.

Higher levels of pesticides and nitrates can be found in surface water during the summer months, he noted.  “Exposure to pesticides and nitrates can alter the hormonal milieu of the pregnant mother and the developing fetal brain,” he said.
“The pesticides we use to control pests in fields and our homes and the nitrates we use to fertilize our crops and even our lawns are at their highest level in summer.”  [nypost]



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 May 10, 2007 at 01:47 AM Anonymous Says:

Being a spring baby I resent that remark.

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 May 10, 2007 at 01:05 AM Expatriate Owl Says:

Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879 [Corresponding to 19 Adar].

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 May 09, 2007 at 11:44 PM Anonymous Says:

In Spring, the parents take their kids outside and just stare at the trees like goilums. In essence, we train our Spring babies to be dopes during the first few months of their life. This trend carries on through the rest of their life.

The winter babies on the other hand stay home during those cold months and get more attention and play with educational toys.

As you can tell from my ignoramous post,,, I am a winter baby!!

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 May 09, 2007 at 11:44 PM Anonymous Says:

To anon 11:29 PM

"dummy!..."

Sorry. Maybe I was a spring baby!

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 May 09, 2007 at 11:29 PM Anonymous Says:

annon 7:25

dummy! comments on the internet are written in haste and not meant to be properly worded and spelled. it is all informal.

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 May 09, 2007 at 11:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Nitrates found in hotdogs, cured meats, etc, are also consumed in greater quantity in the summer months. These are poisons and do affect fetal development plus harm children and adults as well. A study once showed a diet with large quantities of hot dogs in children caused a much higher rate of leukemia r"l than in children having eaten no hot dogs.

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 May 09, 2007 at 07:25 PM Anonymous Says:

"..while i surpass them, i finished top of my class in turo."

Sure! In writing & spelling!

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 May 09, 2007 at 06:06 PM Anonymous Says:

i was a tishrei child and in class i was always behind, while those born kislev... (8 months older then me) had it easier. its not like i am stupider, cuz now those kislev guys are dopes and braindead while i surpass them, i finished top of my class in turo.

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 May 09, 2007 at 05:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Anon at 5:02. with your logic, I will stay away from anyone conceived in Mar Cheshvan.

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 May 09, 2007 at 05:02 PM Anonymous Says:

its because TAMIZ and AV are considert bad CHDOSHIM

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 May 09, 2007 at 04:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Can anyone of the 'Fall Babies' type kindly lend/rent/sell me their brains. I need a boost.

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 May 09, 2007 at 04:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Uh Oh! Now that you mentioned this, I'm starting to feel..

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 May 09, 2007 at 04:01 PM Anonymous Says:

the reason spring babies are dumber is because they end up being the youngest in the class since they just make the age group for their class, and at and early stage at life months do make a difference in developing minds.

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