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Extreme heat raises pregnancy risks, study shows

Extreme heat raises pregnancy risks, study shows

A recent study from India reveals that working in extreme heat significantly increases the risk of stillbirth and miscarriage among pregnant women.

Tulip Mazumdar reports for BBC.

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As extreme fires multiply, California scientists zero in on how smoke affects pregnancy and children

Climate change portends ever more frequent fires, and the smoky haze is “not easy to run from anymore,” notes one of the study’s leaders.

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Over 1.3 million people in Thailand suffering air pollution-related diseases

About 1.32 million people in Thailand were affected by air pollution-related diseases between the beginning of the year and March 5th. A specialist in respiratory diseases and tuberculosis is warning that PM2.5 dust can also affect unborn children, if pregnant women are exposed to excessive levels of the fine dust.

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‘Born into a time of chaos’: How being pregnant amid a climate disaster can affect children

A new study suggests that children who were in the womb during Superstorm Sandy are more likely to have behavior disorders.

Here’s how extreme heat is hurting pregnant women

Here’s how extreme heat is hurting pregnant women

As the world gets hotter, scientists are documenting a spike in preterm and still births, along with underweight babies.
Nalleli Cobo: It’s not just the Supreme Court—it’s the fossil fuel industry, too

Nalleli Cobo: It’s not just the Supreme Court—it’s the fossil fuel industry, too

The communities that disproportionately lack abortion and reproductive healthcare services are also the ones uniquely affected by environmental injustices.

The forgotten virus: Zika families and researchers struggle for support

The forgotten virus: Zika families and researchers struggle for support

Some babies born with devastating birth defects from the mosquito-borne illness are 7 now, but Covid turned the world’s attention away.
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