Maternal and Newborn Health Risks of Climate Change

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Climate change has both direct and indirect impacts on maternal and newborn health including extreme heat events and heat stress, extreme weather events, air pollution, and more.

“Air pollution and climate change both have an immediate adverse effect on reproductive, maternal and perinatal health outcomes, with the devastating potential to affect the health of future generations to come.”