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Village children have an IQ higher than urban

Experts believe that bad ecology affects the child before birth. Of course, not the best way.
The dismal results of research scientists at the University of California at San Francisco published the journal Environmental Research. Scientists examined more than a thousand children born in the same county of Tennessee. It turned out that children born in rural areas have an IQ higher than their urban peers. The reasons for this phenomenon, scientists see in the ecological situation.
The cleaner the air was in the place where the children were conceived and where their mother bore them, the higher their intellectual abilities were. The main damage to the development of children’s intelligence was caused by particles called PM10 – they are very small and easily get inside the mother’s body, affecting the fetus.
“We found that at an early age, IQ in children exposed to the greater effects of PM10 during fetal development was reduced,” said Dr. Christine Loftus, head of research.
The main sources of harmful particles are power plants, industrial facilities (metallurgical plants, oil refineries), automobiles (both cars and trucks), airports, railways. Road dust in regions with developed industry and high car traffic – pure poison.
“PM10 can cause inflammatory processes in the placenta, preventing it from functioning properly. As a result, the fetus receives less nutrients and oxygen, says Dr. Loftus. “Or the particles penetrate directly into the developing brain, damaging the DNA.”
But not everything is so hopeless. To reduce the harm from exposure to PM10, the expectant mother does not have to pack her bags and leave for the village (although it would be nice). Enough to ensure that the diet was enough foods rich in folic acid. This substance is able to prevent intrauterine spinal deformities and defects in the development of the fetal brain. And, of course, do not forget about the overall balance of the diet. Antioxidants and vitamins reduce the stress that the body experiences due to poor ecology.

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