"But a growing body of scientific research shows a new potential risk posed by air pollution to the lives and futures of children: its impact on their developing brains", now says Unicef.
Nearly 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than global limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new paper released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Satellite imagery reveals that South Asia has the largest proportion of babies under the age of one living in the worst-affected areas, with 12.2 million babies residing where outdoor air pollution exceeds six times global limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“No child should have to breathe dangerously polluted air – and no society can afford to ignore air pollution, ” Mr. Lake concluded.
The report highlights the relationship between pollution and brain functions " like memory and verbal IQ and non-verbal, test results, lower scores among schoolchildren, as well as other neurological problems ".
Pollutants inhaled by pregnant women may pass through the placenta and disturb the development of the brain of the foetus.
Vladimir Putin to seek re-election for 2018 Russian presidency
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he will contest the March 2018 elections to seek his fourth term as president. On September 24, 2011, Medvedev invited United Russia to support Putin's candidacy for the 2012 presidential elections.
Oil Falls on Rising US Gas Supplies
Distillate inventories also saw a build this week, rising 4.259-million barrels, against a forecast of a 548,000-barrel build. Federal U.S. data on oil and gasoline supplies comes out late in the trading morning on Wednesday.
According to Chris Low of ESPN, Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will have his second interview with Fulmer today. He went on to coach at Nebraska, the Carolina Panthers, and Baylor before he coached at Florida State and Alabama .
This means fans of Marvel and podcasts will be able to enjoy a dark, gritty Wolverine story like last year's " Logan " on-the-go. There will also be a cameo from the host of the Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, Chris Gethard.
The entertainment giant reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.05). The company's shares were given away at $105.09 per share worth to an income of some $83,817,472 on account of Iger Robert A.
The list of targets for the forthcoming telescope is long, but Cloutier and his colleagues think K2-18b is a deserving candidate. A recently discovered planet named Super Earth unveiling that it could hold numerous critical components of alien life.
You solve puzzles via clever placement of these portals and jumping (or walking) through one to come out the other. The trailer is a little barebone, but the screenshots below are really getting me excited about the possibilities.
The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. Whalerock Point Partners Llc bought 20,300 shares as the company's stock declined 6.06% while stock markets rallied.
Now, Clara Amfo has been announced as his replacement, making her the first new presenter on the show in over a decade. The relationship between Jewish agents and managers and black musicians has always been a complex, heated topic.
Ahead of the rally, Narendra Modi tweeted that he would be addressing rallies in Dhandhuka, Dhaod, and Netrang in Gujarat. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi too cancelled his meetings for the day due to bad weather conditions.
Another woman says Franken tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006
In responding to other women's stories, Franken has repeatedly said he recalled the events differently than the women involved. Earlier Wednesday morning the latest accuser had stepped forward , saying that Franken had tried to forcibly kiss her.
NC county's servers held for ransom by hackers
To deny the county access to its files, a ransomware was used by the hacker and a coin-miner program was installed. At that time, Chaney said the county has fallen victim to six ransomware attacks in her 13 years on the job here.
TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 38
For Wednesday , expect mostly sunny skies, with a high near 44 and with wind gusts as high as 23 miles per hour . Temperatures in Raleigh from Wednesday evening into Thursday will be highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s.
Mobile Announces $1.5 Billion Stock Repurchase Program
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Engineers Gate Manager LP Buys 42,861 Shares of T-Mobile US, Inc". (NASDAQ: TMUS ) or 36,516 shares. Rollins, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers.
Atlanta mayor's race too close to call
Yesterday, we reported that the mayoral election in Atlanta, Georgia was going to be nothing short of a showdown. Bottoms and Norwood stood for Tuesday's runoff after emerging from a crowded field of candidates last month .
Which Insiders Are Selling Ford Motor Company (F)?
Geneva Advsrs Limited Liability invested in 0.01% or 11,816 shares. 508,874 are held by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board. Finally, BidaskClub raised Ford Motor from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th.
Opinion Polls Say BJP Will Win in Gujarat But Not Handsomely
An opinion poll has the Congress tied with the BJP in vote percentage in Gujarat while trailing slightly in projected seats tally. This is because Gujarat has become a question of honor for Modi and Amit Shah because they both are from this state.