Outdoor Air Pollution, Preterm Birth, and Low Birth Weight: Analysis of the World Health Organization Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health

  title={Outdoor Air Pollution, Preterm Birth, and Low Birth Weight: Analysis of the World Health Organization Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health},
  author={N. Fleischer and M. Merialdi and A. van Donkelaar and F. Vadillo-Ortega and R. Martin and A. Betr{\'a}n and J. Souza},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={425 - 430}
  • N. Fleischer, M. Merialdi, +4 authors J. Souza
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • BACKGROUND Inhaling fine particles (particulate matter with diameter ≤ 2.5 μm; PM2.5) can induce oxidative stress and inflammation, and may contribute to onset of preterm labor and other adverse perinatal outcomes. [...] Key MethodMETHODS Long-term average (2001-2006) estimates of outdoor PM2.5 were assigned to 50-km-radius circular buffers around each health clinic where births occurred.Expand Abstract
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