October 2020 Spotlight

PROTECT Study exposes how severe hurricanes can lead to adverse birth outcomes

In a recent study published in Population and Environment, PROTECT researchers found that women in Northern Puerto Rico who were pregnant during Hurricane Maria were exposed to higher levels of phthalates, chemicals shown to be related to preterm birth, after Maria compared to before. Women who experience a severe hurricane while pregnant are at higher risk of delivering their baby early, increasing the likelihood of additional health problems for both mother and baby.

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PROTECT Calendar

Upcoming Events

2020 Annual SRP Meeting, December 14-15

Progress in Research Webinar: Vulnerable Populations, November 9

All Events Download the PROTECT Fall 2020 meetings & events calendar (updated 09/28/20)

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