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Cooking Practices During Pregnancy May Affect Hyperactivity in Children

In pregnant women, exposure to cooking fumes was related to an increased risk of their children having hyperactivity behaviors at the age of 3 years. The findings come from an Indoor Air study of 45,518 mothers of children who were newly enrolled in school in Shenzhen, China from 2015 to 2017. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:01 am EST

In pregnant women, exposure to cooking fumes was related to an increased risk of their children having hyperactivity behaviors at the age of 3 years. The findings come from an Indoor Air study of 45,518 mothers of children who were newly enrolled in school in Shenzhen, China from 2015 to 2017.

Use of cooking fuels such as coal or gas during mothers’ pregnancies was associated with higher risks of hyperactivity behaviors in young children when compared with the use of electricity for cooking. Poor ventilation during cooking was also linked with a higher risk.

The findings were relatively consistent across groups defined by social class, education, and other factors.

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Link to Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ina.12614

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The quality of the environment within buildings is a topic of major importance for public health.

Indoor Air provides a location for reporting original research results in the broad area defined by the indoor environment of non-industrial buildings. An international journal with multidisciplinary content, Indoor Air publishes papers reflecting the broad categories of interest in this field:

  • health effects
  • thermal comfort
  • monitoring and modelling
  • source characterization
  • ventilation and other environmental control techniques.

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