Traffic-Related Pollution and Fetal Growth

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Traffic emissions are associated with reduced fetal growth in areas of Perth, Western Australia: an application of the AusRoads dispersion model (Abstract, Gavin Pereira, Natasha Nassar,Angus Cook, Carol Bower, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Oct. 4, 2011)
The research reviewed today concerns the impact of traffic-related pollution on fetal growth for pregnant women in Perth, Australia. The results indicate a clear association with babies at birth weighing 58 km lighter on average.

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