Air pollution harm to unborn babies may be global health catastrophe, warn doctors

December 7, 2017

Air pollution significantly increases the risk of low birth weight in babies, leading to lifelong damage to health, according to a large new study.

The research was conducted in London, UK, but its implications for many millions of women in cities around the world with far worse air pollution are “something approaching a public health catastrophe”, the doctors involved said.

Globally, two billion children – 90% of all children – are exposed to air pollution above World Health Organization guidelines. A Unicef study also published on Wednesday found that 17 million babies suffer air six times more toxic than the guidelines...........

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/air-pollution-harm-to-unborn-babies-may-be-global-health-catastrophe-warn-doctors

IGU @IGU_News

https://t.co/uC5nNxZiia https://t.co/tvfwryaIl4

IGU @IGU_News

RT @IGU_News: Excellent informative session on #energy priorities in #Asia, moderated by our expert Regional Coordinator @hazlisk. ๐ŸŒ #globaโ€ฆ

IGU @IGU_News

Excellent informative session on #energy priorities in #Asia, moderated by our expert Regional Coordinator @hazlisk. ๐ŸŒ #global #naturalgas voice. https://t.co/JOkhXUDWNI

IGU @IGU_News

Closing the busy week of #Naturalgas #Global voice Council meetings in๐Ÿ“ Jogjakarta ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ. Thanks to our Regional Coordinators for an expert brief on the most pressing developments across the @IGU_News ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ global reach. & Special thx to #IndonesiaGasSociety @pertamina https://t.co/LLSbwvFKTP