Early births linked to busy roads

Researchers from Australia’s Queensland University of Technology‘s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) found that babies are born earlier when their mothers live within 400 metres of clusters of freeways and main roads. This confirms studies in other countries which suggest living near such roads has the same effect as tobacco use, perhaps because of air pollution. The research was published in the online journal Environmental Health.

Source: ABC

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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