Experts from the University of the Basque Country explored 638 mothers and their children. Scientists have tried to establish at what point the child begin operating conditions of the external environment. Also take into account the role of power in shaping the health of the newborn, reports Zee News.
The most pronounced effects on the child have fine particulates and nitrogen dioxide - these substances affect mental and psychomotor development. In the womb during pregnancy there is a bookmark of all organs and systems. The brain of the fetus is not capable of preventing the accumulation of hazardous substances, so the impact of hazardous chemicals especially pronounced in the prenatal period.
Breastfeeding, the researchers found, helps to restore the originally damaged the health of the child. The child should be fed breast milk for about four months after birth, in order to neutralize the harm of air pollution.
In another study, scientists from the University of Montana proved that air pollution affects short-term memory in children and increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease.