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February , 2019
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Chemical exposure during pregnancy can affect childs’ lungs

Source: INDIA New England News, Date: February , 2019

Would be mothers who are exposed to toxic chemicals during pregnancy could increase the risk of decreased lung functioning in their babies later, finds a new study published in The Lancet journal.Researchers from the Global Health Institute in Spain (ISGlobal) looked at data from 1,033 mother-child pairs and found links between prenatal exposure to parabens, phthalates and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and reduced lung function in children. PFAS are found in many household products and food packaging, such as non-stick or stain-resistant cookware. PFAS can be absorbed by the organism through food or water and then be passed to the unborn baby through the placenta.

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