In a first, toxic air pollutants found in unborn babies

Air pollution will likely affect the health and development of unborn babies as toxic pollutants have been found in their developing lungs and other vital organs

a new study published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health found.

The study detected the particles as early as the third trimester, raising worries about environmental exposure.

The findings sparked widespread alarm about the dangers of air pollution.

The findings sparked widespread alarm about the dangers of air pollution.

Why does this story matter? Air pollution is considered one of the biggest contributors to miscarriages and premature births globally.

Why does this story matter? –– In 2019, it resulted in nearly six million premature births and almost three million underweight babies around the world, according to a study published last year in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Why does this story matter? –Researchers actually quantified the effects of indoor and outdoor pollution around the world using data from 204 countries.

Pollution might have lifelong health consequences for child: Study Thousands of black carbon particles were detected in each cubic millimeter of tissue, according to the researchers.

Pollution might have lifelong health consequences for child: Study The particles were most likely inhaled by the mother during pregnancy and transferred to the fetus via the circulation and placenta.

Pollution might have lifelong health consequences for child: Study The study gives direct proof of how that injury may be induced. The contamination, according to the experts, might have long-term health consequences.