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24/7/2015

CREAL: Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Associated with the Fetal Growth

CREAL: Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Associated with the Fetal Growth


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Researchers from CREAL, an allied ISGlobal center, have participated in a study of the Spanish INMA (Childhood and Environment) Project published in Environmental Health Perspectives. The researchers found that a Maternal exposure to NO2, associated with air pollution due the traffic in the cities, in early pregnancy was associated with reduced fetal growth based on ultrasound measures of growth during pregnancy and measures of size at birth.

“Air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been associated with impaired fetal growth. However, few studies have measured fetal biometry longitudinally, remaining unclear as to whether there are windows of special vulnerability. The aim was to investigate the impact of NO2 exposure on fetal and neonatal biometry in the Spanish INMA Project”, explained Mònica Guxens, researcher at CREAL, who has participated in this study.

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Reference:
Iñiguez C. et al. Prenatal Exposure to NO2 and Ultrasound Measures of Fetal Growth in the Spanish INMA Cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print]