Increased risk of preterm delivery among people living near the three oil refineries in Taiwan.

@article{Yang2004IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of preterm delivery among people living near the three oil refineries in Taiwan.},
  author={Chun-Yuh Yang and Chih-Ching Chang and H Y Chuang and Chi-kung Ho and Trong-Neng Wu and Po-ya Chang},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={337-42}
}
The petrochemical and petroleum industries are two of the main sources of industrial air pollution in Taiwan. Data used in this study concern outdoor air pollution and the health of individuals living in communities in close proximity to oil refinery plants. The prevalence of delivery of preterm birth infants was significantly higher in mothers living near the oil refinery plants than in control mothers in Taiwan. After controlling for several possible confounders (including maternal age… CONTINUE READING

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