TITLE

Air pollution effects on pregnant women and newborns' health

AUTHOR(S)
Tolouei, F.; Safarpoor, D.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Pregnant women are one of the susceptible groups for hypertensive disorders, since changes in pregnancy lead to increased stress on the cardiovascular system and finally result in pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia. Several studies on pregnant women have shown higher risks of pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia following exposure to air pollution. So that pregnant women exposed to particulate matter (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels during pregnancy, experience significant higher systolic blood pressure throughout pregnancy. On the other hand, prenatal and post-natal studies conducted in infants of population-based cohort study implicate the adverse effect of air pollution on normal function of respiratory system, lung volume, and inflammation of respiratory pathways and sleep quality of 5-week-old infants.
ACCESSION #
96841681

 

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