•   
  •   
  •   

World Mothers-to-be fear for their unborn in smog-choked Delhi

17:27  08 november  2019
17:27  08 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Miranda Lambert Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Secret Wedding: 'It's Not for Everybody Else'

  Miranda Lambert Reveals the Real Reason Behind Her Secret Wedding: 'It's Not for Everybody Else' Miranda Lambert Reveals Why She Secretly Married Brendan McLoughlinThe Grammy-winning country superstar, who’s set to release her seventh studio album Wildcard on Nov. 1, gets candid with PEOPLE in this week’s issue, revealing details of her secret wedding to N.Y.P.D. officer Brendan McLoughlin and how they’re making marriage work on the road and in the spotlight.

Like Gokavi, other anxious mothers - to - be listened to tips and tricks on coping with the smog that is so bad that Delhi 's chief minister recently Every winter smoke from farmers' fires combine with industrial and vehicle emissions to turn towns and cities across northern India into smog -blanketed hellholes.

Like Gokavi, other anxious mothers - to - be listened to tips and tricks on coping with the smog that is so bad that Delhi 's chief minister recently Every winter smoke from farmers' fires combine with industrial and vehicle emissions to turn towns and cities across northern India into smog -blanketed hellholes.

Heavily pregnant Rachel Gokavi spends most days shut away in her New Delhi home, desperate to shield her unborn child from the toxic air blamed for soaring miscarriage rates and infant deaths.

5 million masks distributed as 'toxic' smog descends on Delhi during Diwali

  5 million masks distributed as 'toxic' smog descends on Delhi during Diwali Authorities have distributed 5 million smog masks and closed all schools as air quality deteriorates in India's capital.Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, also announced that all schools would be closed in the city until Nov. 5.

I fear there could be breathing issues when the baby is born,” Gokavi, 26, told AFP. Like Gokavi, other anxious mothers - to - be listened to tips Every winter smoke from farmers’ fires combine with industrial and vehicle emissions to turn towns and cities across northern India into smog -blanketed hellholes.

Anxious mothers - to - be in India are listening to tips and tricks on coping with the pollution that is so bad that Delhi 's chief minister recently likened the

At a recent pre-natal class in the Indian capital, Gokavi and other expectant mothers shared their feelings of helplessness and anger at having to breathe poisonous air day in and out.

"I always keep the balcony door closed and don't go out as much. I fear there could be breathing issues when the baby is born," Gokavi, 26, told AFP.

Like Gokavi, other anxious mothers-to-be listened to tips and tricks on coping with the smog that is so bad that Delhi's chief minister recently likened the city to a "gas chamber".

"Don't go out for morning walks. Try and go in the afternoon when the sun is out," was all the instructor could advise the women, who listened intently with furrowed brows.

Flights diverted as pollution chokes New Delhi

  Flights diverted as pollution chokes New Delhi Flights to and from New Delhi's international airport were delayed and diverted as pollution reached "unbearable" levels in the Indian capital on Sunday.Visibility was so poor that 37 flights -- including at least one international journey -- were diverted from the city's Indira Gandhi International Airport, a senior airport official told CNN.

Like Gokavi, other anxious mothers - to - be listened to tips and tricks on coping with the smog that is so bad that Delhi 's chief minister recently likened the city Doctors say kids breathe the noxious air twice as fast as adults because of their smaller lungs, causing respiratory problems and even impairing

Like Gokavi, other anxious mothers - to - be listened to tips and tricks on coping with the smog that is so bad that Delhi 's chief minister recently Every winter smoke from farmers' fires combine with industrial and vehicle emissions to turn towns and cities across northern India into smog -blanketed hellholes.

With no respite from the pollution in sight, doctors too have little choice but just to recommend face masks and expensive air purifiers at home -- if they can afford them, which many cannot.

India is home to 14 of the world's 15 most polluted cities, according to the World Health Organization.

Every winter smoke from farmers' fires combine with industrial and vehicle emissions to turn towns and cities across northern India into smog-blanketed hellholes.

This toxic cocktail cuts short the lives of one million people in India every year, according to government research published in June.

The same report blamed air pollution for killing more than 100,000 under-fives every year.

Doctors say kids breathe the noxious air twice as fast as adults because of their smaller lungs, causing respiratory problems and even impairing brain development.

There is evidence to suggest that adolescents exposed to higher levels of air pollution are more likely to experience mental health problems, UNICEF said this week.

India's capital restricts cars as people choke in dirty air

  India's capital restricts cars as people choke in dirty air Authorities restricted many private vehicles from taking to the roads of India's capital on Monday amid a public health crisis that has left New Delhi residents gasping and their eyes burning from toxic air pollution. The "odd-even" scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving on odd dates while even-numbered plates are allowed on even-numbered dates. It was begun days after authorities began emergency control measures and ordered the closure of schools as pollution levels reached a three-year high.

NEW DELHI - Heavily pregnant Rachel Gokavi spends most days shut away in her New Delhi home, desperate to shield her unborn child from the Like Gokavi, other anxious mothers - to - be listened to tips and tricks on coping with the smog that is so bad that Delhi ’s chief minister recently likened the

Like Gokavi, other anxious mothers - to - be listened to tips and tricks on coping with the smog that is so bad that Delhi 's chief minister recently likened the city to a Another study, in 2017, suggested that tiny particles can enter the foetal side of the placenta and disrupt the development of the unborn baby.

- As bad as smoking -

But even before they are born, smog is as bad as smoking when it comes to miscarriages, another study released in the journal Nature Sustainability last month indicated.

The research done in Beijing -- another capital that has for years battled filthy air -- linked high levels of pollution and an increased risk of "silent miscarriage" in the first trimester.

This happens when a foetus hasn't formed or has died but the placenta and embryonic tissue remain.

Another study, in 2017, suggested that tiny particles can enter the foetal side of the placenta and disrupt the development of the unborn baby.

- Miscarriages, premature babies -

At Delhi's Sitaram Bhartia hospital, excruciatingly tiny babies weighing as little as a kilogramme (2.2 pounds) breathe oxygen through plastic tubes as machines monitor their vital signs.

Rinku Sengupta, an obstetrician at the busy neonatal unit, says that rates of such underweight babies as well as premature births are rising in cities with high levels of pollution.

"We are very worried because we know that the pollutants cannot only affect the lungs of mothers but these can even reach the placenta and affect the placental function," she told AFP.

"It is difficult to prove a direct cause-effect relationship. But there is enough evidence now to say that there is a direct link and we need to sit up and think what we can do about it," she said.

"It is an emergency situation."

Arti Bhatia, 35, is now the proud mother of a lively six-month-old daughter, Ayesha.

But her journey to motherhood was filled with the pain of miscarriages, and she wonders whether pollution was to blame.

"I had my baby after three years of trying and in those three years I lost a few pregnancies," Bhatia told AFP.

"The first time I lost (a pregnancy) I thought maybe it was bad luck, maybe it was not meant to be or something. But subsequently it was like 'is it because of the air we breathe'?"

The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report says .
The climate crisis is already hurting our health and it could burden generations to come with lifelong health problems, a new report finds. It could challenge already overwhelmed health systems and undermine much of the medical progress that has been made in the last century. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); If the world continues to produce the same amount of carbon emissions, a child born today could be living in a world with an average temperature that's 7.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!