Karvina studying impact of air-pollution on babies’ health

A maternity hospital in Karvina, one of the most polluted easternmost parts of the country, is conducting a study on the impact of the environment on the health of newborns. Close to 200 pregnant women will be monitored in the course of the study and their newborns will remain under medical surveillance for a year. Heavy air pollution in this part of the country is believed to be behind the increased incidence of asthma and allergies in young children.