Study Finds that Air Pollution Exposure Can Negatively Affect Pregnant Women

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Source: Spokesman-Review

According to a new international study published by the journal Environment International, a pregnant woman’s fetus can be negatively affected by prolonged air pollution.

Researchers concluded that a certain particulate matter in air pollution (identified as PM2.5) is a “potentially substantial global risk factor” for infants born earlier than 37 weeks of pregnancy, as the risk of infant mortality and physical and neurological complications would increase.

The World Health Organization estimated that as a result of exposure to air pollution, there were approximately seven million premature deaths in 2012.

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