Environment plays an important role in shaping development from the newborn period through adolescence. Many individual environmental risk factors may impinge on development (poverty, mental illness, minority status, and many others), but the most detrimental effects are caused when multiple risk factors act on a single infant. These effects were revealed by the Rochester Longitudinal Study, an ongoing comprehensive investigation of environmental risk factors, summa rized in this article.
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Supplement| November 01 1998
Environmental Risk Factors in Infancy
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Arnold J. Sameroff; Environmental Risk Factors in Infancy. Pediatrics November 1998; 102 (Supplement_E1): 1287–1292. 10.1542/peds.102.SE1.1287
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