Pollution threat to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollution

‘Pollution threat’ to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollutionPre-eclampsia can threaten the life of both mother and babyPollution could be a factor in up to 2,000 cases every year in the UK By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:06 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 7 February 2013 Threat: Air pollution to trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in expectant mothers, a study has found Exposure to air pollution could trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, researchers have warned.