Published in Health and Medicine Week, June 21st, 2004
M. Maisonet and colleagues conducted a "systematic review of the literature on the effects of air pollution on low birth weight (LBW) and its determinants, preterm delivery (PTD) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) ... Twelve epidemiologic investigations that addressed the impact of air pollution on four pregnancy outcomes were identified. Results were analyzed separately for each perinatal outcome because of differences in pathogenic mechanisms."
They found effects of air pollution on PTD and IUGR, but not on LBW.
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