Pollution linked to low birthweight

Pregnant women who are exposed to even low levels of air pollution are at an increased risk of giving birth at term to low birthweight babies, according to a large-scale study.
Air pollutants - in particular fine particulates found in traffic fumes and industrial air pollutants - along with traffic density increased the risk of low birthweight and reduced average head circumference of babies born at term, research has shown.
The study, drawn from data on 74,000 pregnant women in 12 European countries gathered between 1994 and 2011 and published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine, estimated... read more

 
15 October 2013 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 14
Source: Selby Times
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