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Link Between Air Pollution and Increased Risk of Miscarriage | RITZ
From asthma to pre-term birth, air pollution has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes. Now a new study finds that air pollution can also increase the risk of miscarriage. The study, led by researchers from the University of Utah in the US, shows that even short-term exposure to air pollution elevated the risk of miscarriage by 16 per cent.They also observed a slightly increased risk (by 6 per cent) for those exposed to elevated levels of nitrogen dioxide. The results of this study are upsetting, and we need to work together as a society to find constructive solutions For the study, published in the journal, 'Fertility and Sterility,' the researchers surveyed more than 1,300 women in the average age group of 28 years from the Wasatch Front , the most populous region in the US. The team examined the risk of miscarriage during a three or seven-day period following a spike in the concentration of three common air pollutants -- small particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and