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4/10/2013

CREAL: Risk of preeclampsia associated with exposure to fine particulate air pollution

CREAL: Risk of preeclampsia associated with exposure to fine particulate air pollution


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Researchers at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), centre of the ISGlobal alliance, found an increased risk of preeclampsia associated with exposure to fine particulate air pollution.  This study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

The preaclampsia is a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy. Preeclampsia is often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure and death of the mother and/or baby.

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Reference:

Dadvand P, FiguerasF, Basagaña X, Beelen R, Martinez D, Cirach M, Schembari A, Hoek G, Brunekreef B, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ. Ambient Air Pollution and Preeclampsia: A Spatiotemporal AnalysisEnviron Health Perspect. 2013 Sep 10.