Enough cannot be said about the health hazard of smoke and pollutants especially during the tender stages of pregnancy. Now a study conducted in China has backed up the fact that pollutants indeed leads to birth defects in newborns. A constant cause of worry for medical professionals has been the exposure of pregnant women to a variety of smokes which emanate from sources such as coal, pesticides and also cigarettes. And the study seemed to have further established that there is sufficient proof to our worst nightmare; neural birth defects, stillbirths and miscarriages happen due to pollution.
One thing that has to be kept in mind here is the fact that the findings of the research are not just limited to China. Environmental pollution is a major contributing factor of birth defects in newborns. Whether it is the smoke from burning coal or carbon monoxide and industrial waste pollution, they are detrimental to the complete and fully rounded developed of an unborn child. Therefore, the need of the hour is to look at ways of implementing safeguard measures which can ensure the safety of pregnant women and their unborn babies. The onus is on us; to reduce waste and to make sure that the environment where we dream of ushering in future generations is at least worthy of them.
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