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An Unlikely Duo: Air Pollution’s Link to Low Birth Weight, with Tracey Woodruff

An Unlikely Duo: Air Pollution’s Link to Low Birth Weight, with Tracey Woodruff

When you think about the health effects of air pollution, what comes to mind? Lung disease? Cancer? One health effect you might not immediately think of is low birth weight, a risk factor for a variety of other health problems later in life. Yet a growing body of evidence indicates that birth weight and other gestational outcomes can be influenced by a mother’s exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution. In this podcast Tracey Woodruff discusses new findings on this link from a global consortium of investigators who, between them, have analyzed more than 3 million births.

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