2018/09/16: there is a massive association between air pollution a mother breathes in and the effect it has on the foetus.
This study suggests [these] children have worse life chances when it comes to their education and their future jobs.
children with early onset and persistent asthma fared far less well in education than those without the condition.
children with asthma were three and half times more likely to leave school at the age of 16 with only basic education and were also twice as likely to drop out of university courses.
Our results provide the first evidence that inhaled pollution particles can move from the lungs into the circulation and then to the placenta.
We do not know whether the particles we found could also move across into the foetus, but our evidence suggests that this is indeed possible.
The evidence suggests that an increased risk of low birthweight can happen even at levels of pollution that are lower than the European Union recommended annual limit.
This new research suggests a possible mechanism of how babies are affected by pollution while being theoretically protected in the womb.
We need stricter policies for cleaner air to reduce the impact of pollution on health worldwide because we are already seeing a new population of young adults with health issues.
As NHS funding becomes one of the main battlegrounds of the 2015 general election, this study shows the cost of cuts in human lives