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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Températures estivales élevées et mort fœtale in utero au Québec Volume 16, issue 6, November-December 2017


This news is based on the following article: Auger N, Fraser W, Smargiassi A, Bilodeau-Bertrand M, Kosatsky T. Elevated outdoor temperatures and risk of stillbirth. Int J Epidemiol 2017; 46: 200-8. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyw077


The analysis of cases of in utero fetal deaths during the hot season in the Canadian province of Quebec between 1981 and 2011 suggests that exposure to high temperatures increases the risk of fetal deaths at term from undetermined or maternal causes. The authors call for further studies to confirm this and explore it in more detail.