In the light of Delhi being the most air polluted city in India, Blueair, a leader in indoor air purification technologies, recently highlighted that kids in the city are not getting a good start in life based on the new findings of American scientists.
- The chances of getting asthma are 20% higher for children growing up in a polluted city, while there is an 8% higher risk for babies still in the womb.
- Serves as an urgent health ‘wake-up call’ to anyone bringing up children in Delhi or any other polluted city in India.
Study of the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
- Compared the health of nearly 3,000 people who lived in London during the Great Smog with a similar group living people outside the British capital.
- The occurrence of childhood asthma was 20% higher among people exposed to the event during their first year of life, while adult asthma rates were 9.5% higher.
- Exposure while in the womb led to an 8% higher risk of asthma.