INCREASED RISK OF PRETERM DELIVERY IN AREAS WITH AIR POLLUTION FROM A PETROLEUM REFINERY PLANT IN TAIWAN

@article{Lin2001INCREASEDRO,
  title={INCREASED RISK OF PRETERM DELIVERY IN AREAS WITH AIR POLLUTION FROM A PETROLEUM REFINERY PLANT IN TAIWAN},
  author={M C Lin and Hui Fen Chiu and H. S. Yu and Shang Shyue Tsai and B H Cheng and T Nf Wu and Fung-Chang Sung and C Y Yang},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A},
  year={2001},
  volume={64},
  pages={637 - 644}
}
The petrochemical and petroleum industries are among the main sources of industrial air pollution in Taiwan. Data in this study concern outdoor air pollution and the health of individuals living in communities in close proximity to a petroleum refinery plant. The prevalence of delivery of preterm birth infants was significantly higher in mothers living in a petroleum refinery area compared to controls in Taiwan. After controlling for several possible confounders (including maternal age, season… Expand
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