Exposure of pregnant mothers to air pollution is often associated with adverse health effects on newborns. However, there is little research on this subject. The research conducted at UPV / EHU ended with a paper published in the journal. Environmental research The most sensitive stages to air pollution are early and late pregnancy.
According to recent research Air pollution Affects the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone is essential for regulating fetal growth and metabolism and plays an important role in neurological development. Thyroxine (T4) is the main thyroid gland hormone it is circulating and the thyroid stimulating hormone is TSH.
In 48 hours, the newborn will undergo a heel prick test. Thyroxine TSH levels in the blood are measured.In fact, these balances Thyroid hormone If not correct, there is an increased risk of developing a serious illness. Therefore, “This study aims to analyze the relationship between air pollution during pregnancy and thyroxine levels in newborns,” said Amaia Irizar-Loibide, a researcher in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at UPV / EHU. Explained.
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)and Particulate matter Less than 2.5 Minecraft in diameter (PM2.5) Are two major pollutants related to air pollution and vehicle traffic.afternoon2.5 For example, the particles are very fine and easy to enter the airways.
“This study specifically analyzed the effects of maternal exposure to these microparticles. Nitrogen dioxide Association with thyroxine levels during pregnancy and in newborns. We monitor weekly because fetal development varies greatly from week to week. So we tried to do as much detail as possible to find the most sensitive week of pregnancy, “added UPV / EHU researchers. [Read more…] about Air pollution during pregnancy may affect growth of newborn babies