Exposure to particulate matter and adverse birth outcomes: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis

  title={Exposure to particulate matter and adverse birth outcomes: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis},
  author={A. Sapkota and Adam P. Chelikowsky and K. Nachman and A. Cohen and B. Ritz},
  journal={Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health},
  • A. Sapkota, Adam P. Chelikowsky, +2 authors B. Ritz
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
  • 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) and preterm birth (PTB, <37 completed weeks of gestation). We performed a comprehensive review of the peer-reviewed literature and a meta-analysis to quantify the association between maternal exposure to particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter 2.5 and 10 μm (PM2.5 and PM10) during pregnancy and… CONTINUE READING
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