Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Ozone Exposure and Risk of Preeclampsia

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Ozone Exposure and Risk of Preeclampsia

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Swedish researchers have estimated that 1 in every 20 cases of preeclampsia may be linked to exposure to ground-level ozone during the first trimester of pregnancy. (7) The study of 121,000 singleton births found a slightly greater association in mothers who had asthma. Preeclampsia affects women later in pregnancy and involves elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine. It is more prevalent in developing countries and, with other hypertensive disorders, has been identified as a leading cause of perinatal deaths among children in these countries. (8)

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