Climate change linked to increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes

Maternal exposure to heat, ozone or fine particulate matter related to climate change was associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth and low birth weight, according to a systematic review published in JAMA Network Open.The link, based on findings from 57 studies containing data on nearly 32.8 million births, was observed in all regions of the United States. The effects of extreme heat and air pollution were especially pronounced among women with asthma and those who are Black, study co-author Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology atRead More

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