Prenatal exposure to air pollution tied to lower birth weight

02/6/2013 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Pregnant women exposed to increased levels of particulate air pollution were more likely to give birth to smaller babies, according to a study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Every 10-microgram increase of pollution particles per cubic meter of air was linked to an 8.9 gram decline in infant birth weight, researchers said.

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