Pollution can affect babies before birth

Plume Labs Blog

It is well known that air pollution is bad for our health. But what might be more surprising for most of us, is that bad air quality can also have consequences for an unborn child.

Different scientific publications and studies show that air pollution also affect the baby before his/her lungs ever take their first breath. Just like medicines, drugs and food, the pollution of the air breathed by the mother impacts health of the future baby. The unborn child is not protected against the pollutants, even if he/she is inside its mother’s body.

The consequences of air pollution on the unborn child seems to be really abundant. A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that children born to mothers living in areas with high air pollution (especially high levels of fine particulate matter) have a increased risk of autism compared to children born to mothers living in…

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