Traffic-Related Air Toxics and Term Low Birth Weight in Los Angeles County, California

@inproceedings{Wilhelm2012TrafficRelatedAT,
  title={Traffic-Related Air Toxics and Term Low Birth Weight in Los Angeles County, California},
  author={M. Wilhelm and Jo Kay C. Ghosh and Jason Su and Myles G. Cockburn and Michael Jerrett and Beate Ritz},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have linked criteria air pollutants with adverse birth outcomes, but there is less information on the importance of specific emission sources, such as traffic, and air toxics. OBJECTIVES We used three exposure data sources to examine odds of term low birth weight (LBW) in Los Angeles, California, women when exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants during pregnancy. METHODS We identified term births during 1 June 2004 to 30 March 2006 to women… CONTINUE READING

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