According to a report by UNICEF pollution can adversely affect the health of the fetus. This alarming report indicates that steps need to be taken immediately. Here are a few horrifying effects of rising pollutant in the air that can the affect the health of fetus.
Prenatal exposure to high levels of air pollution may cause physical and cognitive developmental delay at age three.
Excessive exposure to air pollution even during prenatal period can cause behavioural problems in the kid later in childhood. There are chances that the child might develop the symptoms of ADHD, depression and anxiety.
Another study quoted by UNESCO says that the IQ of a child in early childhood can drop by four-point drop.
The fine, toxic air pollutant inhaled during pregnancy can cross the placenta and affect the developing brain of a fetus.
The harmful effects of the exposure to toxic pollutants can cause reduced birth weight too.