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Black women may face particular risk from pollution and climate change during pregnancy

A new study suggests that pregnant Black women are at highest risk for adverse birth outcomes due to the environmental effects of climate change and pollution. The analysis, published this week in JAMA Network Open, looked at dozens of studies related to outcomes of almost 33 million births, to see if increases in air pollutants or heat exposure related to climate change affected preterm births, low birth weight, and stillbirths across the United States. Read more...

 

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