Rising air pollution can affect unborn babies, pregnant women need to take care: Experts

New Delhi, Nov 10: As the air quality deteriorates in Delhi-NCR, health experts are of the view that air pollution can negatively affect pregnancy, possibly leading to preterm birth, a low birth weight, stillbirth, or congenital abnormalities. The AQI is constantly dipping into a very poor and severe category in the capital region, with doctors advising expecting mothers to stay indoors as much as possible.

WHO has also cautioned vulnerable groups like pregnant women, older adults above 60 years, and children under 5 years about the risks and health effects that poor air quality can cause.

Recently, a high-resolution satellite image was released, showcasing a massive methane cloud near a waste facility in India.


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