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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Childrens Asthma Caused By Pregnant Mothers Occupational Exposure

A recent study of pregnant working women reveals that their exposure to occupational pollution results in their children's development of asthma. The report was presented at the Eastern European Respiratory's annual meeting in Amsterdam. "The results indicate an association between maternal occupational work exposures and the risk of asthma in the child at age 7 years. "

Reuters reported: "In a Danish review of registry data on 45,658 seven-year-old children and their mothers, 18.6 percent of children of mothers who were exposed to low-molecular-weight particles and irritants at work during pregnancy contracted asthma, compared to 16.1 percent of the general population."

See: Mothers work exposure during pregnancy and asthma in their children, a prospective cohort-study; B. H. Christensen, A. D. Larsen, L. R. Skadhauge, A. M. Thulstrup, K. S. Hougaard, K. S. Hansen, M. Frydenberg, V. Schl√ľnssen (Aarhus, Copenhagen, Esbjerg, Gentofte, Denmark)