The immature and therefore fragile immune system of babies makes them especially vulnerable to the effects of pollution in all its forms. Be aware of this and act accordingly as far as possible can make a big difference.
Experts warn of the danger of exposure to smaller foreign or domestic sources of air pollution or, for example, those found in food, toys, accessories or on the same hygiene products.
PollutionIt is not to be alarmed, but to have reliable information that goes beyond the standard precautions taken in order to take measures that will help us prevent problems of toxicity involving pollution.
Basically, pollution is the presence of an external factor (chemical or energy substances such as pesticide residues, CO2, light or noise) in a balanced natural environment that causes instability and any harm or discomfort in the middle environment, understood as an ecosystem where there are living things, in this case, focusing on the human being.
It manifests itself in many different ways, from allergic reactions, dermatitis, autism, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, among other diseases of varying severity. In fact, science continues to advance the study of the consequences of pollution on the weaker groups, such as patients, convalescents, pregnant women, infants and young children.
From conception and the effects of pollution are suffering. The fetus, so, pollutants can be affected by external sources and internally as a result of the involvement of the mother.
Feeding the mother is important for this reason. Going further, ideally should take care of food and lifestyle in general from before conception. Both men and women, which makes sense, because the concept involves both the oocyte and the spermatozoon.
What the mother eats and cosmetics or personal care products used during pregnancy is considered essential for the development of the fetus does not encounter difficulties as a result of pollution elements that are toxic. For example, heavy metals in fish enchant, pesticide residues of vegetables …
As is well known, bad habits such as snuff, also influence fetal development and sequel in children who then dragged lifetime are observed. It also affects pregnant women who are passive smokers and future babies. This is a type of contamination that can not always be avoided.
Air pollution is a serious danger to pregnant women. According to a recent Swedish study, even moderate pollution, which was within allowable limits, could cause an increase in blood sugar presence among pregnant women living near highways or industrial areas.
The risk of gestational diabetes increased 70 percent among those living in areas where there was more traffic and babies suffering from oxidative stress caused by this, because it produces an inflammation that weakens the defenses.
Countless studies confirm the need for effective policies in reducing environmental risk factors that threaten the health of pregnant women and the fetus.
Moreover, air pollution is sometimes behind children with low birth weight and congenital heart defects affecting newborns. Malformations occurred during development in the womb, according to a study by researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada.
Food, cosmetics and accessories
Bisphenol A is a component that has been banned in baby bottles and other baby accessories, but still is used to make food containers such as bottles or Tupperware. The alternator is another kind of packaging, idealization glass or stainless steel, and always prefer fresh food to packaged, and the same applies to water. Pregnant women and children should avoid canned foods, because it is also used for coating cans.