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

@article{Sapkota2010ExposureTP,
  title={Exposure to particulate matter and adverse birth outcomes: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis},
  author={Amir Sapkota and Adam P. Chelikowsky and Keeve E. Nachman and Aaron J. Cohen and Beate R Ritz},
  journal={Air Quality, Atmosphere \& Health},
  year={2010},
  volume={5},
  pages={369-381}
}
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… 

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