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Ambient air pollution and risk of birth defects in Southern California.
The authors evaluated the effect of air pollution on the occurrence of birth defects ascertained by the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program in neonates and fetuses delivered in southernExpand
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Exposure to particulate matter and adverse birth outcomes: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis
Increasing number of studies have investigated the impact of maternal exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes, particularly low birth weight (LBW, <2,500 g at birth) andExpand
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Parkinson's disease and residential exposure to maneb and paraquat from agricultural applications in the central valley of California.
Evidence from animal and cell models suggests that pesticides cause a neurodegenerative process leading to Parkinson's disease (PD). Human data are insufficient to support this claim for any specificExpand
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Local Variations in CO and Particulate Air Pollution and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • M. Wilhelm, B. Ritz
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 10 May 2005
We extended our previous analyses of term low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth to 1994–2000, a period of declining air pollution levels in the South Coast Air Basin. We speculated that theExpand
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Prenatal Residential Proximity to Agricultural Pesticides: The CHARGE Study
Background: Gestational exposure to several common agricultural pesticides can induce developmental neurotoxicity in humans, and has been associated with developmental delay and autism. Objectives:Expand
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Ambient air pollution and adverse birth outcomes: methodologic issues in an emerging field.
Since the mid-1990s, the number of studies linking air pollutants to low birthweight, small for gestational age, preterm birth and cardiac birth defects has grown steadily. This MiniReview (inExpand
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Effect of Air Pollution on Preterm Birth Among Children Born in Southern California Between 1989 and 1993
We evaluated the effect of air pollution exposure during pregnancy on the occurrence of preterm birth in a cohort of 97,518 neonates born in Southern California. We used measurements of carbonExpand
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Association between Local Traffic-Generated Air Pollution and Preeclampsia and Preterm Delivery in the South Coast Air Basin of California
Background Preeclampsia is a major complication of pregnancy that can lead to substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity, mortality, and preterm birth. Increasing evidence suggests that airExpand
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Ambient Air Pollution and Autism in Los Angeles County, California
Background: The prevalence of autistic disorder (AD), a serious developmental condition, has risen dramatically over the past two decades, but high-quality population-based research addressingExpand
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Ambient air pollution and preterm birth in the environment and pregnancy outcomes study at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The authors conducted a case-control survey nested within a birth cohort and collected detailed risk factor information to assess the extent to which residual confounding and exposureExpand
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