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POLLUTION AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

Particulates and anaemia in India

Anaemia remains an intransigent global health problem that increases the risk of morbidity and mortality for women and children, and nowhere more so than in India. Now, a study links particulate air pollution exposure with anaemia in women of reproductive age.

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Fig. 1: Air pollution, here above New Delhi, is associated with anaemia in Indian women of reproductive age.

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Pillarisetti, A., Balakrishnan, K. Particulates and anaemia in India. Nat Sustain 5, 914–915 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00943-3

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