Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Quote(s) of the Week

“Exposure to ambient air pollutants and traffic during pregnancy is associated with restricted fetal growth. A substantial proportion of cases of low birthweight at term could be prevented in Europe if urban air pollution was reduced.”

Ambient air pollution and low birthweight: a European cohort study, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 15.10.13

Comment on the study from Professor Jonathan Grigg, from Queen Mary, University of London, "Overall, maternal exposure to traffic-derived particulate matter probably increases vulnerability of their offspring to a wide range of respiratory disorders in both infancy and later life."

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