Climate Change Blamed for Rise in Asthma and Hay Fever – Times UK

Interesting possible link between climate change and asthma/hay fever – 

May 13, 2007 – Climate change may be triggering a surge in cases of asthma and hay fever, according to a report by the world’s leading scientists. Earlier springs, increased pollen production by plants and the spread of pollen-producing species could be causing allergic attacks in people who have never before suffered from hay fever.

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EWG’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Great tips for pregnant mums-to-be – 

Environmental Working Group 2009 – The EWG guide for mums-to-be on how to reduce the exposure your developing baby gets to chemical hazards from what you eat, drink and breathe in.  

Click here to download the pdf. 

Childhood Asthma Rise Remains a Puzzle – ScienceDaily

On the rise in childhood asthma – 

Dec. 12, 2006 — Nearly one in 10 American children now has asthma, a sharp rise that still has scientists searching for a cause, a CDC report concluded Tuesday. An estimated 6.5 million children under age 18 (8.9%) are now diagnosed with the disease. The rate has more than doubled since 1980, according to the report.

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Children’s Cognitive Ability can be Affected by Mother’s Exposure to Urban Air Pollutants – ScienceDaily

Interesting new research on how urban air pollution can affect babies even before they’re born. 

ScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2010) — A study by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) carried out in Krakow, Poland has found that prenatal exposure to pollutants can adversely affect children’s cognitive development at age 5, confirming previous findings in a New York City (NYC) study. 

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