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Carbon from polluted air is reaching placenta: Study
Turns out, soot from polluted air can affect the placenta. According to a recent research, evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time. We were interested to see if these effects could be due to pollution particles moving from the mother's lungs to the placenta. They found 60 cells that between them contained 72 small black areas that researchers believe were carbon particles.
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