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Study shows air pollution affects child development

Parents want to give their kids the best possible opportunities for enjoying a long and healthy life. Sometimes, however, environmental factors can get in the way and inhibit the quality of life of these children. 

A study of children in China found that air pollution can have an effect on the genetic makeup of kids. Bloomberg reported that the genetic changes may result in a deficiency of learning abilities as the children involved in the study had poorer memory skills and related talents. Some of this may be tied to restricted blood flow to the brain during development, the source noted. 

Although the subjects of the study were living in an area with extremely poor air quality, the findings underscore the importance of breathing in clean air. 

Anyone concerned about air pollution will want to ensure they are doing all they can to protect their health. The first step to this is investing in a medical-grade home air purifier such as the IQAir GC MultiGas. This device is capable of clearing the air of a wide variety of chemicals and particles, making it easier to breathe for people of any age.