Air Pollution Tied to Premature Births

Pregnant women who live in areas with high levels of air pollution caused by heavy traffic could be at increased risk for premature births, according to a new study. Researchers led by Michelle Wilhelm, an assistant professor in residence at the UCLA School of Public Health, found that Southern California women exposed to traffic-related air pollution had a 30 percent higher risk of pre-term birth. Wilhelm and her colleagues looked at 100,000 births that occurred in Los Angeles County...Full Story
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