Saturday, 2 April 2016

Study says air pollution causes premature births in America

"One in 10 babies in the United States is born prematurely, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm birth is the leading cause of death for children under five and is linked to numerous health problems that persist throughout life. Many factors can contribute to preterm birth but air pollution -- particularly fine particulate pollution -- is increasingly being linked to the incidence of premature birth in the US and elsewhere around the world. According to a study published this week in Environmental Health Perspectives."

Read the story in Truth-Out then check out the Environment Health Perspectives report 

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