Belgium's Hasselt University researchers have recently made a claim of finding air pollution particles on the fetus side of the placenta (an organ in the uterus). The reason behind this is said to be the black carbon which is inhaled by mothers, which has gone to an unborn child. As per the media reports, the study comprised 28 placentas from non-smoking women in the town of Hasselt. The particle pollution levels were below the EU limit but above the WHO limit.
In Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, the police have arrested a person for running an illegal factory making fake medicines to boost buffaloes milk productivity. As per media reports, after receiving information, the police called the drug department for the investigation of medicines found in large quantity in the illegal factory. The reports added that around 4,000 bottles of medicines, 16 bottles of Phenyl, 3 acidic acid canes, 300 I tanker, and packing materials were seized by the police. These materials were sold to other licenced companies in packed bottles weighing from 100 ml to 200 ml. The accused included, "I have not taken any licence, did not have any knowledge about it. I just started this business and it's been 3-4 months. The medicines were sold in the name of Tata no. 1".