SANTA CLARITA – Women exposed to high levels of ozone are at risk of giving birth to babies who are significantly underweight, researchers at the USC Keck School of Medicine said Monday. The news is especially significant in Santa Clarita, one of the worst spots in the nation for ozone, an invisible pollutant that gets trapped by the surrounding mountains and cooks in the summer heat. High levels of ozone can put babies at risk for intrauterine growth retardation, the researchers said. These babies are typically born in the 15th percentile for their expected size. “These findings add further evidence that our ozone standards are not protecting the most vulnerable members of the population,” said Frank D. Gilliland, the study’s senior author. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals From Jan. 1 to Aug. 10, the Santa Clarita Valley recorded 42 days of ozone levels that exceeded federal standards, compared with 36 in the same period last year. In 2003, 48 days exceeding standards were tallied in that time. Researchers found that an increase of 12 parts per billion in ozone levels can result in a tenth-of-a-pound drop in birth weight. Women in their second and third trimesters are more susceptible to air pollution. Every 17 parts per billion increase in daily ozone levels during a woman’s third trimester increases the risk of intrauterine growth retardation by 20 percent. Ground level ozone is created through tailpipe exhaust, gasoline vapors, industrial emissions and chemical solvents. The gas reduces hemoglobin’s ability to carry oxygen to parts of the body, thus affecting a fetus. “Fetal growth and birth weight are strongly linked to morbidity and mortality during childhood and adulthood, so it’s clear that air quality is important to everyone’s healthy development,” Gilliland said. Researchers studied the gestational age, birth weight and birth place of 3,901 children born in California between 1975 and 1987. The children were all a part of the Children’s Health Study, which monitors levels of major pollutants in Southern California communities. FOR MORE INFO: The report can be found in the electronic journal Environmental Health Perspectives at http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Adrian Peterson added to his tough week when the Minnesota Vikings lost to the Carolina Panthers Sunday.Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another TD as his team rolled over the mourning Peterson and the Vikings 35-10.The running back, Peterson averaged 6.2 yards per carry, and finished the game with 62 yards on 10 carries and 21 yards on three receptions. However, the Vikings (1-4) didn’t play the star after halftime.Friday, Peterson learned that his 2-year-old son died in South Dakota after suffering injuries from alleged child abuse. The man involved, Joseph Robert Patterson, was arrested and charged in the case.“It’s tough. It’s a crazy situation,” Peterson said. “Anytime you lose a child, no matter the circumstances, it hurts. I can’t describe it. But I’ve got a good supporting cast.”Said Vikings coach Leslie Frazier: “I thought he handled it as well as you can.”
Ahead of their trip to the Etihad on Monday, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has hailed Manchester City as “one of the best in the world”.While hoping to continue Wolves’ impressive results against the top six sides, Nuno has also praised the quality of the opposition in Manchester City.The first meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at the Molineux in August 2018.Since then, Wolves have beaten Chelsea and Spurs and drew against Arsenal and Manchester United in the League, and knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup on Tuesday.“It’s going to be tough, we have no doubts about it,” Nuno told Sky Sports.“It’s a fantastic team, a fantastic manager, fantastic players the way they play. We know and we have to prepare ourselves for it.“They are one of the best in the world and no doubt about it, on Monday they are going to be as good as they always are.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s very difficult, we always approach (games) the same, we spend the same time preparing, we go to the same levels of motivation.“We try to play the game as we want. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.“It’s not about your approach, sometimes it’s your opponent. It’s not an issue, all the games are important, all the opponents deserve the same approach, the same respect. They are all very strong, the pressure is always the same.“It’s not about who you face, it’s about what you want to do on the pitch, your ideas, how you want to develop, how you want to grow, that’s the philosophy that we try.”
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Global streaming giant, Netflix has picked up drug war drama “AMO” as its first series from The Philippines. The show was produced by broadcaster TV5 and directed by Brillante Mendoza. Netflix will roll it out worldwide from April 9, 2018.AMO tells the story of Joseph, a high school student who starts out as a small-time “shabu” peddler, whose involvement in the drug trade eventually gets him entangled in the violent and dangerous circle of drug lords, crooked cops, and corrupt government officials.The series stars Vince Rillon, an upcoming indie film actor from the movies “Captive,” “Fallback,” and “Bagahe,” and Derek Ramsay, a veteran of numerous movies and TV shows.Mendoza is The Philippines’ best-known film director, with credits that include “Service,” “Kinatay” and “Thy Womb.” The most recent of his three Cannes competition titles “Ma Rosa” similarly probes the milieu of small time drug dealers and the endemic violence and corruption of the police. A timely production, it highlighted the brute force of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial war on drugs. It has been estimated that since Duterte’s election, more than 3,000 drug dealers and users have been shot dead by police. “AMO is a bold and suspenseful show that has the potential of capturing thrill-seeking audiences worldwide,” said Robert Roy, VP of Content Acquisition at Netflix.“We are excited to finally be able to share AMO with everyone. Brillante has done a beautiful job in bringing paper to life, and the show’s acquisition provides an additional platform to help share the first-ever Filipino series on Netflix to a worldwide audience,” said TV5 President & CEO, Chot Reyes, in a statement.