News
8/2/2013

CREAL: Maternal exposure to air pollution is associated with low birth weight babies

CREAL: Maternal exposure to air pollution is associated with low birth weight babies


The study has been published in Environmental Health Perspectives


Mothers exposed to air pollution by fine particles (PM2.5 and PM10) emitted, for example, from vehicles, heating and power generating plants, are significantly more likely to have children with low weight at birth (weighing less than 2,500 grams). So says an international study whose principal authors are Payam Dadvand and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, researchers at the CREAL (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology) in Barcelona.

More information:

CREAL press release