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Do Soot Particles pose a risk to growing babies?

A recent research study from Queen Mary University in London has revealed that tiny soot particles breathed in by pregnant women have been found in the womb, where they might harm a growing baby.

Air pollution is now linked to birth weight, infant mortality and childhood respiratory complaints such as asthma. This study was carried out after births and raises the possibility that such poisonous sooty particles could reach the foetus before birth.

This study again emphasises the benefits of higher performance air purifiers in the home especially where traffic and diesel fumes are present in the outside air. IQAir's Healthpro 250 model is capable of removing not only soot particles as fines as .003 microns but also deadly nitrogen oxides (Nox).

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