Children may be affected by the exposure of certain compounds in car exhaust even before birth.
In recent months, the air pollution problem in China has received considerable attention from media outlets abroad.
Pregnant women who inhale a specific air pollutant released by vehicles and other air pollution sources might give birth to children who have significantly low birth weight, a study finds.
A new study, presented at The Gerontological Society of America's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego reveals that elders who live in areas with high air pollution may have a decreased cognitive functionality. "As a result of age-related declines in health and functioning, older adults are particularly vulnerable to the hazards of exposure to unhealthy air," Jennifer Ailshire, PhD, a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Biodemography and Population Health and the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California, said.
Starting from infancy to the initial few years of a child are very vital in determining the mental and physical health of the child for a lifetime. A new study suggests that exposure to air pollution from traffic during infancy could hamper the lung function in children up to 8 years of age.