Air pollution exposure during critical time periods in gestation and alterations in cord blood lymphocyte distribution: a cohort of livebirths

@inproceedings{Herr2010AirPE,
  title={Air pollution exposure during critical time periods in gestation and alterations in cord blood lymphocyte distribution: a cohort of livebirths},
  author={Caroline EW Herr and Miroslav Dost{\'a}l and R Ghosh and Paul Ashwood and Michael Lipsett and Kent E Pinkerton and Radim J. {\vS}r{\'a}m and Irva Hertz-Picciotto},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Toxic exposures have been shown to influence maturation of the immune system during gestation. This study investigates the association between cord blood lymphocyte proportions and maternal exposure to air pollution during each gestational month. METHODS Cord blood was analyzed using a FACSort flow cytometer to determine proportions of T lymphocytes (CD3+ cells and their subsets, CD4+ and CD8+), B lymphocytes (CD19+) and natural killer (NK) cells. Ambient air concentrations of 12… CONTINUE READING