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Blueair highlights increased risk of asthma in kids growing up in polluted cities

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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.

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

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.

Blueair via its air purifiers can assist the emerging markets in meeting the challenge of asthma among children

Blueair via its air purifiers can assist the emerging markets in meeting the challenge of asthma among children

Key Findings

 

 

  • 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.

group_30Study 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.

 

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