Navigation Links
Traffic-Related Pollution Tied to Raised Risk of Preemie Birth
Date:10/7/2011

FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Traffic-related air pollution may put pregnant women at risk for a premature birth, according to a new study.

Researchers looked at 100,000 births among women in California who lived within five miles of an air quality monitoring station. The births spanned a 22-month period from June 2004.

Exposure to traffic-related air pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) was associated with up to a 30 percent greater risk of premature birth; exposure to ammonium nitrate fine particles was associated with a 21 percent increased risk, and exposure to benzene and fine particulate matter from diesel fumes was associated with a 10 percent higher risk, the University of California researchers found.

The study is published online Oct. 6 in the journal Environmental Health.

"Air pollution is known to be associated with low birth weight and premature birth. Our results show that traffic-related PAH are of special concern as pollutants, and that PAH sources besides traffic contributed to premature birth," Dr. Beate Ritz said in a journal news release.

"The increase in premature birth risk due to ammonium nitrate particles suggests secondary pollutants are also negatively impacting the health of unborn babies. To reduce the effects of these pollutants on public health, it is important that accurate modeling of local and regional spatial and temporal air pollution be incorporated into pollution policies," Ritz added.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about premature birth.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Environmental Health, news release, Oct. 6, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Traffic Pollution May Raise Short-Term Heart Attack Risk
2. Pollution Took Heavy Toll at U.S. Beaches in 2010
3. Exposure to parental stress increases pollution-related lung damage in children
4. Tracking groundwater pollution to its source
5. Years of Air Pollution May Be Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma
6. Shed Skin in Dust May Reduce Indoor Air Pollution
7. The skinny on how shed skin reduces indoor air pollution
8. Report: California Cities Have Worst Air Pollution in U.S.
9. Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution
10. European coastal pollution is harmful to seals
11. EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Traffic-Related Pollution Tied to Raised Risk of Preemie Birth
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American ... to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer ... Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, ... professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers ... companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. ... pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, ... call on that day with the investment community and ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. ... access a live webcast of the conference call through ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience ... the use of wearable and home sensors for real-time ... Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive ... provide an affordable analytical system to record and integrate ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen ... a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and ... seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately ... letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to further ... moderately to severely active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: