29 Mar '12, 6pm

Air Pollution And Your Child’s Health

Air Pollution And Your Child’s Health

The PAH is transferred to the fetus by the mother simply inhaling PAH that is in the air. The inhaled pollutants are then transferred through the placenta and bind to the DNA of the fetus forming “adducts,” — pieces of DNA bonded to chemical mutagens in blood and other tissues. This could explain the rise of cases of ADD, ADHD, and other cognitive problems in many young children. Not only are fossil fuels breaking our bank accounts, now research has found that they are mutating our unborn children as well. It was something most of us already assumed, but now science backs up common sense. Not that that will make a difference to some people… Source: treehugger.com Andrew Meggison was born in the state of Maine and educated in Massachusetts. Andrew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Relations from Clark University and a Master’s Degree in Political Sc...

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