Maternal exposure to air pollutant PM2.5 and PM10 during pregnancy and risk of congenital heart defects

@inproceedings{Zhang2016MaternalET,
  title={Maternal exposure to air pollutant PM2.5 and PM10 during pregnancy and risk of congenital heart defects},
  author={Bin Zhang and Shengwen Liang and Jinzhu Zhao and Zhengmin Min Qian and Bryan A Bassig and Rong Yang and Yiming Zhang and Ke Hu and Shunqing Xu and Tongzhang Zheng and Shaoping Yang},
  booktitle={Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology},
  year={2016}
}
Maternal exposure to ambient air pollution has increasingly been linked to congenital heart defects (CHDs). The objective of this study was to evaluate whether high levels of maternal exposure to PM2.5 and PM10 are related to increased risk of CHDs in Wuhan, China. We conducted a cohort study with a total of 105,988 live-born infants, stillbirths, and fetal deaths. The study included mothers living in the urban district of Wuhan during pregnancy over the 2-year period from 10 June 2011 to 9… CONTINUE READING

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