Air pollution linked to 2.7 million premature births a year, scientists say
from Globe and Mail via Reuters
Curbing outdoor air pollution may help prevent 2.7 million premature births a year, a condition that threatens children's lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological problems, scientists said. Fine particles in the air from diesel fumes, fires and other sources, may increase the risk of premature births alongside other risks including a mother's age and health according to a study published in the Environment International journal.
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