Monthly Archives: November 2019

Air Pollution and Pregnancy Study Highlighted by News Outlets

Dr. Rosalind Wright and researchers at Mount Sinai published a new study in Environmental Health Perspectives that found a mother’s exposure to particulate air pollution during pregnancy is associated with reduce cardiac response to stress in 6-month-old infants. This study is the first to find that particulate air pollution exposure in utero can affect heart rate variability, which is a known risk factor for health issues. Senior author Dr. Rosalind Wright, said: ‘These findings, in combination with increasing worldwide exposure to particulate air pollution, highlight the importance of examining early life exposure to air pollution in relation to negative medical development and psychological outcomes.’

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