Dirty Air Particles Found In Pregnant Women’s Placentas, Potentially Endangering Babies

Dirty Air Particles Found In Pregnant Women’s Placentas, Potentially Endangering Babies

Previous studies have found that toxic air affects unborn babies but were unable to find evidence as to how the damage is specifically done. They regarded very be pleased the sooty particles sign in macrophages in the lung, which elevate many - but no longer all - of the particles. Studies have linked polluted air to many a health problem, including premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality as well as childhood obesity, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, and brain abnormalities.

Defra advises people to use the Air Quality Index to determine whether they or their children are likely to be at risk from air pollution and to consult their doctor for advice if necessary.

Subsequent experiments with an electron microscope showed this black substance was made up of tiny carbon particles - soot.

Each of the women consented to having their placenta, an organ that attaches itself to the womb during pregnancy and links the mother to the fetus, examined by the research team. For the very first time, researchers have found evidence that microscopic carbon particles find their way to the placenta.

The researchers worked with five pregnant women who were living in London and due to have planned caesarean section deliveries at the Royal London Hospital.

"This is because a lot of them should be engulfed by macrophages within the airways, particularly the bigger particles, and only a minority of small sized particles would move into the circulation". The fresh witness, provocative moms living in London, UK, published sooty particles in the placentas of each of their babies and researchers deliver it is moderately that it is possible you'll perhaps perhaps presumably think referring to the particles entered the foetuses too.

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"This is because majority should be engulfed by macrophages within the airways, particularly the bigger particles, and only a minority of small sized particles would move into the circulation".

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) - Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women, possibly harming the health of unborn babies.

"We were interested to see if these effects could be due to pollution particles moving from the mother's lungs to the placenta", she says. Liu also said that while the study does not prove that the particles they found can (or will) move through the placenta to the fetus, it's certainly possible - and even if they can't, they still have an adverse effect via the placenta, which connects the mother to the fetus.

The study "Do inhaled carbonaceous particles translocate from the lung to the placenta?" has been presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris on September 16th.

The researchers studied cells called placental macrophages, which are part of the body's immune system and work by engulfing harmful particles, such as bacteria and pollution particles, and help to protect the fetus. They found 60 cells that contained a combined total of 72 small black areas, which were thought to be carbon particles.

"We need stricter policies for cleaner air to reduce the impact of pollution on health worldwide because we are already seeing a new population of young adults with health issues", she said in a statement. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless.

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