Firecrackers can harm brain development in babies

A research claims that harmful chemicals found in fire crackers can cause health issues and affect the brain growth of children.

Fireworks cause air pollution and the residues they leave behind contain strontium, barium, cobalt and lead which are highly dangerous.

Perchlorate is one of the most dangerous as it affects the level of thyroid hormone in the body.

The hormone regulates the development of brain in babies.

If a pregnant woman is exposed to too much Perchlorate, her thyroid level gets affected and that can cause developmental disorders in the baby.

It is advisable to maintain iodine intake during pregnancy and also to avoid being around fire crackers.

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