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Air Pollution Increases Risk Of “Silent” Miscarriage, New Study Finds

09 · Feb · 2020
Photograph by: Regis Defurneaux for Breathe Mongolia

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy has already been linked to increased risk of miscarriage as well as serious health issues for infants, such as lower birth weight, brain abnormalities, and higher risk of autism

But a recently-published study conducted on women in Beijing, China (reported in the journal Nature Sustainability) suggests that high levels of air pollution also increase the chance of a “missed”, or silent miscarriage, where the fetus dies in the first trimester but the body does not recognize the pregnancy loss and no symptoms occur.

 

Read the original: Air Pollution Increases Risk of “Silent” Miscarriage, New Study Finds

Published on October 15th, 2019 on IFL Science

Translated to Mongolian by M. Otgonchimeg
Summarized by A. Coletti

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