Scientists found that air pollution increases the risk of having a low birth weight baby 29.05.2024, 22:00

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that PM2.5 air pollution increases the risk of having a low birth weight baby. Low birth weight can lead to heart disease and diabetes later in life. Research results published In the journal Science of the Total Environment (STE).

The scientists’ study is a meta-analysis based on the results of 84 previously published studies. In total, scientists analyzed nearly 42 million births. Researchers sought to find out how living in an area with air pollution affects the health of pregnant women and their children.

It turns out that the excessive presence of PM2.5 fine particulate matter (heavy metal compounds, aerosol pollution, mineral salt particles, soot, rubber, sand and asphalt, as well as plant pollen) in the air is associated with high risk. having a low birth weight baby. Scientists announced that low birth weight can lead to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other health problems in later ages.

Previously named Bacteria associated with increased risk of premature birth.

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Source: Gazeta

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