Tag: air pollution

Rising air pollution: bad air days for pregnant moms, babies

January 28, 2023
Rising air pollution: bad air days for pregnant moms, babies

Air pollution is hazardous to one’s health. However, expectant mothers must exercise extra caution because air pollution will not only harm her health but also that of her child. Air quality in Asia is deteriorating over time. According to an […]

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Hedges around playgrounds keep schoolchildren safe from air pollution

August 29, 2022

“Tredges” (trees managed as head-high hedges) installed at Manchester schools in the UK were shown to prevent toxic traffic-derived air from reaching school children by a substantial amount. Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) in air pollution is reportedly the […]

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Air pollution exposure may elevate Hispanic babies’ obesity risk

June 16, 2021

A study by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder), US, is the latest to suggest that exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy may cause higher rates of obesity in Hispanic babies. The Hispanic population is […]

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600,000 child deaths every year is caused by high air pollution, UNICEF says

October 31, 2016

Around 300 million children worldwide, or almost one in seven kids, live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution and they are the most vulnerable to the damage, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the children’s […]

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