Oct 132010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Colorado State University Study: Fetal Distress linked to hurricane exposure

According to research funded by CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability, exposure to hurricanes can cause significant fetal distress risks, which could lead to long-term health care problems for affected children.

The study analyzed long-term health statistics on women and infants who experienced Hurricane Andrew in 1992, according to a CSU press release.

Researchers determined that a mother’s exposure to a hurricane during her second trimester increases the odds of fetal distress at birth by 20 percent, going up to 26 percent for third trimester pregnancies.

The study also determined that African America women exposed during their third trimester are 45 percent more likely to give birth to a distressed infant than unexposed mothers.

Program offers recycling strategies for business

The City of Fort Collins’ Business Environmental Program Series is inviting local businesses to attend a program called “Beyond the Bin; Advanced Recycling Strategies.”

The program, which takes place on from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at Café Columbine and Bakery at 802 W. Drake Road, Suite 101, will feature commercial waste reduction, recycling and resource conservation experts.

According to a press release, they will provide tips and strategies on how to improve recycling efforts through organic digestion, waste co-operatives and alternative cleaning options.

Lt. Gov. Candidate Joe Garcia coming to campus today

Joe Garcia, who is running as lt. governor on gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper’s ticket, will be speaking on campus today about issues including health care and the economy.

Garcia is the president of CSU-Pueblo but is taking leave to run for office.
The CSU Democrats are sponsoring the event and arranged for his visit.

Garcia will be speaking from noon to 1 p.m. in the Associated Students of CSU Senate Chambers, located on the main floor of the Lory Student Center.

— Collegian Staff Report

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