Pollution putting million of infants at risk of brain damage, UNICEF says


In her CNN article, Manisha Ganguly discusses how UNICEF reports that nearly 17 million infants are suffering developmental brain damage associated with levels of pollution much higher than the recommended limits. Research has shown that the toxicity in air pollution can negatively impact brain growth, memory, and even psychological issues such as anxiety and depression. With South Asia suffering air pollution levels six times higher than those recommended by the WHO, infants in this part of the world are especially vulnerable to developmental conflicts early in life, and public health officials are emphasizing the urgency of this issue.

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Samantha Underwood

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