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Air Pollution Can Cause Birth Defects and Fetal Death According to a New Study

Using an animal model scientist from Texas A&M University have determined that air pollution can cause congenital disabilities and even fatalities during pregnancy.  The researchers exposed female rats to fine particulate matter consisting of ammonium sulfate as one of the most common air pollutants around the world.  Large amounts of this substance have been recorded in the air in Asia but also the US. For example, Houston showed air test results as high as 51 percent and Los Angeles recorded 31 percent.  Read more....

 

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