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Exposure to prenal pollution affects baby’s development


26 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Pollution reaching a mother’s womb may affect children’s brains, contributing to slower processing speeds and behavioral problems that include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, research reveals. The study focuses on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), toxic pollutants resulting from vehicle emissions, coal burning, and smoking, Xinhua agency reported. After PAHs…

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Pollution exacerbates allergies this season


23 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Spring brings cherry blossoms, baseball and birdsong to possibly compensate for itchy eyes, red noses, and sore throats resulting from allergies. This year, complaints of allergies being worse than ever dominate the scientific conversation. A recent study found that two common pollutants interact with a major pollen allergen at a…

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High pollution concentration affects cognitive development in children


12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children living in cities with high levels of pollution have an increased risk of negative effects to the brain, including short-term memory loss and lower IQ, new study unveiled. According to researchers, children living in cities with pollutants concentration above US standards, including fine particulate matter, have a high risk…

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Autism in children may have link to pollution


24 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Exposed to pollution either in the womb or during the first two years of life, children are twice as likely to develop autism, new research suggests. With its finding, the study adds to the list of concerns deriving from the link between air pollution and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). When…