Babies in prams breathe more polluted air

Researchers from University of Surrey suggest that babies in prams can be exposed to significantly more air pollution than their parents

Analysing pollution exposure of babies in prams researchers found that babies in prams can be exposed up to 60% more air pollution than their parents pushing the pram. The researchers assessed different types of prams and found that babies in prams breathing air between 0.55m and 0.85m above ground are exposed to most air pollution. Air pollution can damage babies frontal lobe, cognition and brain development. The researchers also assessed a wide range of air pollution mitigation strategies.

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