Proximity to major roads in pregnancy tied to respiratory infection

05/20/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Living within 100 meters from a major roadway during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked to a 1.74 times greater risk of having babies with a respiratory infection by age 3 compared with those living the farthest away, a study showed. The findings, based on data from almost 1,300 mother-infant pairs from eastern Massachusetts, will be presented at the American Thoracic Society meeting.

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