Workplace pollution exposure during pregnancy linked to asthma risk

10/6/2011 | Reuters

A Danish study of 45,658 7-year-old children and their mothers found that 18.6% of children whose mothers were exposed to workplace pollutants during pregnancy had asthma compared to 16.1% of the general population. Dr. Klaus Bonnelykke of the Danish Pediatric Asthma Center said while other factors can play a role, "there is increasing evidence that the prenatal period may be a critical period affecting the offspring's risk for later development of asthma and other (allergic) diseases."

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