Air pollution during pregnancy linked to high blood pressure in kids

Children who are exposed to the highest levels of fine-particulate air pollution during pregnancy are more likely to have high blood pressure compared with children exposed to the least pollution, according to a new study published in the journal Hypertension.

A May 14, 2018 article in HealthDay quoted Diane Gold, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who said that disadvantaged communities may be more exposed to pollution, which could ultimately contribute to health disparities. Gold, who wrote an editorial about the study, added that strict air pollution rules are essential to mitigate such risks.

Read the HealthDay article: Dirty Air in Pregnancy May Raise Kid’s Blood Pressure Risk