Maternal Exposure to Criteria Air Pollutants and Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring: Results from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

Researchers in North Carolina investigated maternal exposures to air pollutants during weeks 2–8 of pregnancy and their associations with congenital heart defects. Using daily maximum pollutant levels and exploring individual exposure-weeks revealed some positive associations between certain pollutants and defects and suggested potential windows of susceptibility during pregnancy.

Read their report: HERE

By |October 23rd, 2014|Air Pollution, Epidemiology|0 Comments

Air pollution controls in North Carolina reduced death rates from asthma and emphysema

According to a study published by Duke University scientists, the state of North Carolina’s success in reducing air pollution may explain a substantial decline in deaths from the respiratory illnesses asthma and emphysema during corresponding periods.

Read the paper HERE.

By |October 2nd, 2014|Air Pollution, Pulmonology|0 Comments