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    Consider your child’s exposure to indoor air pollution

    Indoor air pollution is a serious problem in developing nations because of stoves, secondhand smoke, dust mites, mold, bacteria, cleaning products, and more. These sources release volatile compounds. The most studied indoor air pollutant is nitrogen dioxide (NO2). These pollutants can harm women and small children who spend most of their time at home.

    Exposure to these components can cause

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    • According to nationwide population-based research in Bangladesh, NO2 decreases oxygen to the growing foetus, causing respiratory issues. It also causes low birth weight.

    • NO2 raises harmful compounds in the blood and affects the immune system, weakening the placenta and causing premature delivery.

    • Prenatal NO2 exposure may impede cognitive development and memory in children. High NO2 levels may disrupt the…

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