On the road again. I just can’t wait to get on the road again…
Researchers at the Okayama Graduate School of Medicine studied over 14,000 births in Shizuoka, Japan between 1997 and 2008 to determine if women who live near major roads are more likely to have premature births. The answer? Pregnant women who live within 200 meters of a major road have babies in under 37 weeks (a full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks) 15 percent of the time. Women who don’t live near a major road don’t make it to 37 weeks 10 percent of the time.
- Study: Women near major roads more likely to have premature babies (autoblog.com)
- Pregnant women living near busy roads ‘are 50 per cent more likely to have premature birth’ (dailymail.co.uk)
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