Air pollution may raise odds of pregnancy complications

02/7/2013 | HealthDay News

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of smog during their first trimester had an elevated risk of complications including preeclampsia and premature birth, a report in BMJ Open found. Researchers also found the odds of preeclampsia and premature delivery were 10% and 25% higher, respectively, in women with asthma than in those without the condition.

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