Air pollution and the birth weight - are they correlated?

Zisovska, Elizabeta and Lazarevska, Liljana and Arsenova, Jagoda (2007) Air pollution and the birth weight - are they correlated? Ekoloska istina-Ekoist '07 (20). pp. 677-679. ISSN ISBN 978-86-80987-51-4

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Air pollution has harmful effects to fetuses. Pregnant women have to be protected from a dirty air environment and smoking. The birthweight is a determinant of neonatal well being, and recently published studies potentiated air pollution as a potential factor for low birthweight, and that was investigated in our study. The results showed more Small-for-gestational age babies in the central city district (highly polluted) compared to the eastern rural area, and because we excluded majority of the associated risk factors for this condition, maternal exposure to air pollution during the pregnancy may contribute to lesser weight gain in the fetus. Key words: newborn, air pollution, birth weight, pregnancy

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Elizabeta Zisovska
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 12:33
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 12:33

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