The 5 Ways Air Pollution Can Threaten a Pregnancy and How an Airpura Air Purifier Can Help

The 5 Ways Air Pollution Can Threaten a Pregnancy and How an Airpura Air Purifier Can Help
Airborne contaminants from factories, cars, fragrances can cross the placenta and affect your pregnancy negatively. Air purifiers can remove these toxins.

Smaller brains in babies: Studies* have shown that the higher level of pollutants an expectant mother was exposed to, the less white matter was present in the child’s prefrontal cortex- the part of the brain responsible for problem-solving and concentration.

A shocking Harvard study* revealed that women who were exposed to high particulate matter in the third trimester were twice as likely to deliver a child with autism.

Miscarriages: Research* has found an alarming 16% rise in miscarriage rates when exposed to vehicle emissions.

Obesity in Adulthood – Pregnant women who inhaled higher pollutants had children who became obese later on in life.

Stillbirth refers to the death of the baby late in pregnancy, after 20 weeks. Studies* have established a connection between air pollution and stillbirth with the risk being the highest in the third trimester.

Tips to protect you from Air pollution while pregnant.

1) Smoking: Ban all smoking from your home.
2) Check your Air Quality Index: Avoid outdoor exercises or walks when the air pollution levels are high.
3) Stay away from indoor parking lots which can harbor large amounts of vehicle emissions.
4) Contaminants can come into your homes through cooking, hair sprays and paint. Use a vent hood/ exhaust fans when cooking.
5) Use natural cleaners like baking soda and white vinegar. Perfumes, fragrances, cologne, and cleaners contain toxic materials, and you should avoid using them.
6) Invest in an air purifier- According to a study5 from Simon Fraser University, it was found that pregnant women who used HEPA air purifiers at home gave birth to heavier and healthier babies. The APA has recommended using an air purifier which can help you remove a wide variety of toxins, chemicals, mould, microorganisms, and VOC’s.

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Best air purifier for pregnant women: Airpura UV600

Viruses, bacteria, mold, chemicals, and particles go through four levels of filtration for complete removal of airborne contaminants.

1) Airpura’s 18 lbs of custom blended activated carbon adsorbs chemicals, VOC’s, gases, and odors
2) Medical grade HEPA filter provides powerful particle reduction of 99.97% of particulate matter as small as 0.3 microns (including PM2.5, pollen, dust, dander)
3) Pre-filter captures larger particles like dust and hair, preventing them from clogging the HEPA filter
4) UV light that provides an additional level of protection against pathogens.

Contact an air quality expert to find the right air purifier for you and your baby:



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