Feb 092016
 

Air pollution increases asthma risk

Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of five, finds a new study.

Exposure to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy increases the risk of developing asthma during the first five years of life, even in urban areas with relatively low levels of pollution.

Also, children whose mothers lived close to highways during pregnancy had a 25 percent increased relative risk of developing asthma, the study said.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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