Children exposed to air pollution in the womb are 61% more likely to have high blood pressure, study reveals

Unborn babies exposed to high levels of harmful air pollution in the womb are nearly two thirds more likely to suffer higher blood pressure in childhood, a study warned.

Those exposed to fine specks of soot spewed out in traffic fumes or from burning oil, coal and wood during the third trimester were 61 percent more likely to have elevated systolic blood pressure.

Previous research has shown fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less known as PM2.5 can enter the circulatory system and negatively affect human health.

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