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Asthma in children linked to pollution exposure in the womb
24/05/2021 04:33 PM | Click to read full article
Pregnant women exposed to high levels of ultrafine particles in air pollution are more likely to give birth to children who later develop asthma. Findings from a new study by researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the US are the first to link asthma to prenatal exposure to these tiny particles.
In the study, researchers followed 376 mothers and their children in Boston, tracking daily estimations of ultrafine particle levels (those less than 100 nm in diameter) in the areas around their homes.