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Poor Sanitation Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in India
Sanitation practices such as open defecation are associated with an elevated risk of adverse birth outcomes in rural India, according to a unique recent study published in PLOS Medicine.

Boy playing in road of polluted sewers
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