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Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women

Friday 14 February 2014 – 2am PST

Breathing the air outside their homes may be just as toxic to pregnant women – if not more so – as breathing in cigarette smoke, increasing a mom-to-be’s risk of developing deadly complications such as preeclampsia, according to findings from a new University of Florida study.

UF researchers compared birth data with Environmental Protection Agency estimates of air pollution, finding that heavy exposure to four air pollutants led to a significantly increased risk for developing a high blood pressure disorder during pregnancy. The research was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

The pollutants include two specific types of fine and coarse particulate matter, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide. According to the EPA, particulate matter includes acids, dust, metals and soil particles. These inhalable particles are released from industries and forest fires and can form when gases react with each other in the air. Sulfur dioxide is emitted from power plants and industries. Most carbon monoxide is produced by car exhaust.

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http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/272622.php

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U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 EPA Issues

Water quality, air quality, and natural resources suffer a disproportionate amount of environmental degradation compared to each nation’s overall environment in the border region. The 14 metropolitan areas along the border have abysmal air and water quality. … problems include: illegal dumping, agricultural drainage, airborne dust and pesticides exposure, inadequate water supplies, insufficient or nonexistent waste facilities and degradation of natural resources and ecosystems.

Environmental Health Problems

As a result of regional environmental degradation, many border residents suffer from environmental health problems, including waterborne and respiratory diseases . These health problems can be related to air pollution, inadequate water and sewage treatment, or improper management of pesticides, and hazardous and solid wastes. The elderly and children are especially at risk. Rural communities are sometimes at a greater risk, as they are more likely to have inadequate water supply and treatment systems…

San Diego – Tijuana
Calexico – Mexicali
Yuma – San Luis

http://www.epa.gov/Border2012/issues.html

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