Global warming affects newborns

(ORDO NEWS) — An international team of scientists has been able to establish that climate change has a negative impact on the health of the fetus, infant and young child. This was written in the publication Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

It is reported that earlier, scientists from Israel analyzed 200,000 births. Because of this, they concluded that the rapid weight gain in infants is associated with an increase in air temperature at night. Over time, this can lead the child to develop obesity.

Experts from Australia have proved that a hot climate can lead to premature birth. Also, high temperature can lead to the development of a number of serious chronic diseases and significantly increases the risk of hospitalization among children. For example, in the hottest regions of the country, the risk of preterm birth increases by 16%.

Scientists from California analyzed two million births and concluded that forest fires also negatively affect health. This negative feature of climate change leads to the development of the risk of birth defects. This affects the child especially strongly during the period of exposure to smoke a month before conception.

Thus, a group of scientists was able to establish a link between the burning of fossil fuels and a decrease in the birth rate. It also affects the increase in the number of births of children with frequent defects, such as low birth weight and stillbirth.

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