Work Environment of Pregnant Mums can Up Asthma Risk in Children

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 28, 2011 at 7:26 AM Child Health News
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Work triggered asthma is a reality for pregnant women, putting the children under grave risk of breathing problems, a new study reveals.
Work Environment of Pregnant Mums can Up Asthma Risk in Children
Work Environment of Pregnant Mums can Up Asthma Risk in Children
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This is especially so when pregnant women are exposed to certain substances in their work environment which can increase the risk of asthma in their unborn children.

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During their study, researchers studied the health of 43,000 seven year old children and analyzed the work environment of the women when they were pregnant.

Women whose work involved shoes, glues, wooden furniture and paint had double the chance of children with asthma. This was after taking into consideration other factors such as smoking, pets and age.



Source: Medindia
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