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Lower air pollution, higher birth weight

Lower air pollution, higher birth weight

May 5, 2015

Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development. “The results of this study demonstrate a clear association between changes in air pollutant concentrations and birth weight,” said associate professor David Q. Rich, an epidemiologist with the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

April 29, 2015

Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled air pollution — gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.

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Benefits of breathing: Beijing’s Olympic babies born heavier, study finds

Benefits of breathing: Beijing’s Olympic babies born heavier, study finds

April 29, 2015

A study released in a scientific journal on Tuesday finds that women who were pregnant during the 2008 Beijing Olympics – when aggressive measures by the Chinese government over a seven-week period significantly reduced air pollution – gave birth to heavier and presumably healthier babies.

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Beijing Olympics study links pollution to lower birth weight

Beijing Olympics study links pollution to lower birth weight

April 28, 2015

Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development. Late pregnancy is a particularly important period of fetal growth, and the study suggests pollution may interfere with this period of development.

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