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One week of bad air can raise risk of miscarriage by 16 per cent, says study

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 10, 2018, 11:55 am IST
Updated : Dec 10, 2018, 11:55 am IST

The study highlighted that everyone on Earth loses about 2.6 years of life due to the damage air pollution does to us.

The study, conducted by the University of Utah, further added that even a brief period of pollution exposure can have dramatic effects on the body. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The study, conducted by the University of Utah, further added that even a brief period of pollution exposure can have dramatic effects on the body. (Photo: Pixabay)

A new study now says that exposure to polluted air can dramatically increase risks that a woman will have a miscarriage within a week of a bad air day.

The study, conducted by the University of Utah, further added that even a brief period of pollution exposure can have dramatic effects on the body, including raising the risks pregnant woman will have a miscarriage by 16 per cent.

Industrial processes, cars and other fossil fuels have wreaked havoc on our air - and now our air is hurting our health too.

The study highlighted that everyone on Earth loses about 2.6 years of life due to the damage air pollution does to us.

The ill-effects of pollution include making the lungs work harder and damaging their cells. It also makes the heart work harder, increases the risks of birth defects and that women will have premature babies.

Now, the new University of Utah study has found that living in polluted areas raises the risks that women will lose their pregnancies altogether.

 

Tags: bad air, air pollution, miscarriage, pregnancy, mother and child, health and well being