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Scary New Evidence Suggests Air Pollution Can Harm Babies in Utero

October 17, 2017
  Many newborns whose moms breathed dirty air showed an ominous biological sign, a new study found. While the telomere-length finding is new, children’s vulnerability to air pollution has been well documented, said Dr. Heather Brumberg. Breathing dirty air may increase a child’s risk of developing ailments including allergies, asthma, neurological diseases, and obesity, she said. “There are tons of multi-system effects [of air pollution] on children growing up.” 

NYMC Faculty: Heather L. Brumerg, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics

 

Source: Mother Jones