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Great Lakes Center for Reproductive and Children’s Environmental Health
Monthly Newsletter
October 2021
Research

Air pollution linked to millions of birth complications across the globe

Every year, an estimated seven million people die from air pollution across the globe. Now, new research shows that air pollution is not only a health threat to everyone in the world, but also to those who have not yet arrived.
The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, looked into the pernicious impact of air pollution on birth outcomes worldwide. After analyzing available data from all inhabited continents, the researchers estimated that exposure to PM2.5—pollutant particles with widths 30 times smaller than a human hair—was linked to almost six million premature births and roughly three million underweight babies across the world in 2019.

Access full article here: https://www.ehn.org/air-pollution-birth-defects-2655187427/birth-outcomes-and-environmental-injustice 

News
 
Next Week! 2021 Reproductive Health Virtual Conference: Chemicals, Pollution, and Pregnancy
This year’s reproductive environmental health conference will be hosted by the Great Lakes Center for Reproductive and Children’s Environmental Health. Our virtual conference will be held October 15, 2021 from 2:00PM CST to 4:30PM CST. We will discuss the latest, most promising research developments and clinical advancements for reproductive environmental health. Our aim is to provide information for health care personnel and to develop strategies to improve the quality of patient care.
Free Registration for this event using the following link:  

https://cvent.me/bOv2ak

Resources
The Region 5 PEHSU has published a new fact sheet on the safety of Quaternary Ammonium for disinfection. The fact sheet is available online:
https://childrensenvirohealth.red.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/812/2021/04/Quat-factsheet.3-2021.pdf
Who We Are
The Great Lakes Center for Reproductive and Children's Environmental Health (GLRCEH)  serves as the Region 5 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) and is funded by EPA and ATSDR. The GLRCEH serves Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It provides telephone consultations, technical assistance, and training from experts in pediatrics, clinical toxicology, and industrial hygiene. You can call our hotline at 866-967-7337.
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This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 5 NU61TS000296-02-00 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications. 






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