Child & Adolescent Development: Overview
Resources
Basic InformationMore InformationLatest News
Childhood Trauma Linked With Higher Odds for Adult Neurological IllsParents of Hospitalized Kids Need More Info on Costs: StudyWhich Kids Are at Highest Risk From COVID?Watch Their Backs -- Don't Overload Those SchoolbagsNeighborhood Gun Violence Means Worse Mental Health for KidsLower Dose of Pfizer COVID Vaccine Works Well in Young Children, Company SaysChild Obesity Rose Sharply During PandemicCOVID Vaccines for Kids Under 12 Could Come This Fall: FauciChild Cancers Are Rare, But Here Are Signs to Look ForGetting Kids Eyeglasses Boosts School Grades: StudyEczema Can Take Toll on Child's Mental HealthCOVID Cases Rise Sharply Among Kids as School Year StartsKids Piled on Extra Pounds During PandemicYour Young Child Is Sick: Is it COVID or RSV?As Classes Resume, Some Health Tips From the CDCFDA Warns Against 'Off-Label' Use of Pfizer Vaccine in Younger ChildrenParents' Poll Finds Strong Support for Vaccination of Students, TeachersTeachers' Unions, Doctors Agree: Vaccines, Masks Crucial for Return-to-School4 Out of 10 Parents Have No Plans to Get Child Vaccinated for School: PollCommon Pesticide to Be Banned Over Links to  Problems in ChildrenDiabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Eye Issues in KidsChild Injuries, Deaths Spur Recall of 10 Million Magnet Balls, CubesBabies, Toddlers Spread COVID Faster in the Home Than Teens Do: StudyGet Your Kids on a School-Ready Sleep ScheduleNew Clues to What Triggers Dangerous Syndrome in Kids With COVIDModerna COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective in Teens: StudyU.S. Kids Are Eating More 'Ultraprocessed' FoodsEasy Steps to Get Your Child Ready for the COVID-19 VaccineKeeping Classrooms Safe for Kids With Asthma, AllergiesIs the Delta Variant Hitting Kids Harder?White House Outlines Effort to Vaccinate Young as Schools Start to ReopenAHA News: Protecting Children's Mental Health as They Head Back to SchoolParents' Pot Smoking Means More Colds, Flu for KidsTroubling Rise Seen in Both COVID, RSV Cases Among ChildrenPfizer, Moderna to Expand Vaccine Studies in Young ChildrenCan COVID Transmit Easily on Crowded School Buses?Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain PatchesWhen Are Head Injury Risks Highest for Young Soccer Players?Simple Step Gets More School Kids Eating Their VeggiesSurvey Finds U.S. Parents Split on COVID Vaccination for Kids Under 12Most Parents Clueless About Overuse Dangers to Young Pitchers1.5 Million Kids Worldwide Lost Parent or Other Caregiver to COVID-19Prescriptions for U.S. Kids Declined During PandemicHow Your Kid's Education Could Make You HealthierPediatricians' Group: All School Kids, Staff Should Continue to Wear MasksAny COVID Infection Leaves Strong Antibody Levels in KidsMake Summer Camp Safe for Your Child With Asthma, AllergiesDrowning Deaths for U.S. Kids Have Fallen 38% Since 1999Heart Troubles Ease Over Time in Kids With MIS-CHalf of U.S. Teens Plan to Get COVID Shot, But Can Numbers Go Higher?
Links
Related Topics

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses
Parenting
Child Development & Parenting: Infants (0-2)
Child Development & Parenting: Early (3-7)

Fetal Exposure to Ultra-Fine Air Pollution Could Raise Asthma Risks

HealthDay News
by Robert Preidt
Updated: May 21st 2021

new article illustration

FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a certain type of air pollution while pregnant may up the odds that your child will develop asthma, a new study says.

Children born to mothers exposed to high levels of ultra-fine particle air pollution during pregnancy have a significantly increased risk of asthma, researchers found.

Ultra-fine particle pollution is smaller than the width of an average human hair and can get deep into the lungs and pass into the blood.

This study included 376 mothers and their children, most of them Black or Hispanic, in the Boston metropolitan area who were already being followed to assess their health.

Many of the women lived in areas near highly trafficked major roadways where there's greater exposure to ultra-fine particle air pollution.

Slightly more than 18% of the children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of that type of pollution developed asthma in their preschool years, compared to 7% of children overall in the United States.

Most asthma diagnoses among children in the study occurred just after 3 years of age.

Both boys and girls were affected by prenatal ultra-fine particle exposure, but girls were more sensitive to the pollution's effects on asthma risk when exposed in late pregnancy, the study found.

The reasons are unclear, but previous research suggests it may be due to endocrine-disrupting effects of the pollution exposure, the authors said.

The researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai noted that exposure to pollution in the womb can affect lung development and respiratory health.

Ultra-fine particle air pollution is not regulated or routinely monitored in the United States, the authors noted.

"One reason ultra-fine particulates are not routinely monitored is that there have been a number of unique challenges to measuring them accurately. Fortunately, recent methods have been developed to provide such exposure data which allowed us to conduct this study," lead author Dr. Rosalind Wright said in a school news release. She's a professor in children's health research and a professor of environmental medicine and public health.

The study was published May 21 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

More information

The American Lung Association has more on asthma in children.


SOURCE: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, news release, May 21, 2021




328 W. Claiborne St.
P.O. Box 964
Monroeville,
Alabama 36460
Tel: (251)575-4203
Fax:(251)575-9459


powered by centersite dot net