Air pollution during pregnancy can elevate child’s blood pressure

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University suggest that air pollution during pregnancy can elevate blood pressure in children

Studying the air quality information of homes of circa 1,300 mothers and their children in the Boston area the researchers found that children exposed to high levels of ambient particulate matter (PM2.5) in the womb in the third trimester of their mother’s pregnancy were 61% more likely to have elevated blood pressure at each physical examination from 3- to 9- years old.

Read the research article here.

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