A woman cooking in Haiti. Cooking and household pollution may raise the risk of seizures, the study found. Photograph: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty

Indoor wood fires ‘dangerous’ for some pregnant women

Study finds link between smoke-related deaths and eclampsia, helping explain worse maternal health. Air pollution from cooking indoors over a fire of wood or charcoal could have life-threatening consequences for some pregnant women, according to a new study. Researchers at King’s College London found “a significantly positive correlation” between deaths attributable to toxic smoke from […]

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