Associations of Pregnancy Outcomes and PM2.5 in a National Canadian Study

  title={Associations of Pregnancy Outcomes and PM2.5 in a National Canadian Study},
  author={David M. Stieb and Li Chen and Bernardo S. Beckerman and Michael Jerrett and Daniel L. Crouse and D. Walter Rasugu Omariba and P. Peters and Aaron van Donkelaar and R. Martin and Richard T. Burnett and Nicolas L Gilbert and Michael Tjepkema and Shiliang Liu and Rose M. Dugandzic},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have examined associations between air pollution and pregnancy outcomes, but most have been restricted to urban populations living near monitors. OBJECTIVES We examined the association between pregnancy outcomes and fine particulate matter in a large national study including urban and rural areas. METHODS Analyses were based on approximately 3 million singleton live births in Canada between 1999 and 2008. Exposures to PM2.5 (particles of median aerodynamic… CONTINUE READING

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