Int J Disaster Risk Reduct 2021 Aug 24;62. Epub 2021 Jun 24.
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA; Currently Dean and professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Although many studies have examined broad patterns of effects on pregnancy and infant outcomes after disasters, the causes of adverse outcomes are not always clear. Disasters cause interrelated exposure to environmental pollutants, psychological stressors, and lack of health care, and interacts with other social determinants of health. This topical review examines the short- and long-term effects of disasters on pregnancy and how they are mediated by social, behavioral, and environmental effects. Read More