Fine Particulate Air Pollution Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Fine particulate matter is a mixture of dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets in the air, most commonly from gasoline combustion and the burning of wood and coal. A recent study found that increased exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy is associated with higher blood glucose levels and a greater risk for gestational diabetes. Environmental Research, November 2022

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