The impact of toxins on pre-term births

The impact of toxins on pre-term births

Babies who are born preterm — which is 3 or more weeks before their due date — are more likely to die in the first year of life or develop heart disease, diabetes or have trouble learning. Every year about 15 million babies are born too soon. Preterm birth, which is a key barometer for the health of a population, can be due to infection, poor nutrition, or having twins or triplets, but these only account for about one-third of babies born preterm.

This video is about how widespread exposure of pregnant women to toxic chemicals can “tip the scales” and increase the number of babies born too soon.

Click here to check it out.