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Los virus son uno de los principales agentes tóxicos para las mitocondrias. / Fotolia
They can cause problems in baby development
A large amount of mitochondrial toxic agents cross the placenta barrier
18 February 2015 8:13
SINC

Researchers from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (Spain) have reviewed ten years’ worth of scientific studies on mitochondrial toxicity in pregnant women. Exposure to toxic agents such as viruses, certain drugs, pesticides, alcohol and tobacco cause mitochondrial diseases about which very little is known, and which are transmitted from the mother to the foetus.