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Prenatal exposure to pollution especially dangerous for children with asthma
Date:5/20/2012

o be doing a better job to reduce traffic-related air pollution.

Dr. Padula said she and her colleagues hope to conduct future studies on the role of genetic susceptibility to air pollution.

"Currently, our studies are examining the associations between prenatal air pollution and adverse birth outcomes," she noted. "It would be useful to know what makes some people more or less susceptible to the adverse affects of air pollution so we might be able to provide more targeted public health advice."


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Contact: Nathaniel Dunford
ndunford@thoracic.org
212-315-8620
American Thoracic Society
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