A new study done by researchers at the University of British Columbia found that when babies are exposed to outdoor air pollution in the first year of their life, it can increase their risk of developing allergies. This could be allergies to food, mould, pets or pests. The study was published in the journal 'Environmental Health Perspectives' and said that the sensitivity to allergens was linked with exposure to traffic-related air pollution during the first year of a baby's life. (Air Pollution May Harm Your Child's Brian) According to Michael Brauer, senior author and professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, "This is the first study to find a link between air pollution and measured allergic sensitization during the first year. The study also found that children who live with furry pets and no attached garage were more likely to have no sensitivity to allergens."
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