Air pollution and preterm premature rupture of membranes: a spatiotemporal analysis.

@article{Dadvand2014AirPA,
  title={Air pollution and preterm premature rupture of membranes: a spatiotemporal analysis.},
  author={Payam Dadvand and Xavier Basaga{\~n}a and Francesc Figueras and David Mart{\'i}nez and Rob M. J. Beelen and Marta Cirach and Audrey de Nazelle and Gerard Hoek and Bart David Ostro and Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={179 2},
  pages={200-7}
}
Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is the leading identifiable predisposing factor for preterm birth. Although maternal exposure to air pollution can potentially have an impact on preterm PROM, there is no available evidence on such an impact. In this study, based on 5,555 singleton births occurring in Barcelona, Spain (2002-2005), we investigated the associations of maternal exposure to nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters of ≤2.5 µm… CONTINUE READING
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