Pollution Exposure Increases Asthma Risk for Three Generations


The results of new research published in the American Journal of Physiology on the effects of pollution exposure during pregnancy are scary.

Exposure to environmental pollution during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for three consecutive generations.

Researchers studied cells from lungs of mice born of mothers exposed to either diesel exhaust particles or urban air particle concentrate. When compared to those of mice not exposed to pollutants, the ones who were had an abnormal increase in a type of immune cell that is a common marker for allergy.

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