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Here's how air pollution affects foetal development
Previous research indicated links between pregnant mothers' exposure to air pollution and premature birth, low birth weight, infant mortality and childhood respiratory problems. The work was presented by Dr Norrice Liu, and Dr Lisa Miyashita, who said: We've known for a while that air pollution affects foetal development and can continue to affect babies after birth and throughout their lives. The results provided the first evidence that inhaled pollution particles could move from the lungs into the circulation and then to the placenta.
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