Study links PM2.5 pollution with millions of preterm births globally
Green Car Congress
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
A new study, led by a team from The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York, has found that in 2010, about 2.7 million preterm births globally—or 18% of all pre-term births—were associated with outdoor exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ).The The open-access study is published in the journal. Environment International. There are many known risk factors for preterm birth—from the mother’s age, to illness, to poverty and other social factors.