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Conclusions – Outdoor PM2.5 concentrations were associated with low birth weight but not pre-term birth. In rapidly developing countries, such as China, the highest levels of air pollution may be of concern for both outcomes.
Fleischer, N. L., M Merialdi, A. van Donkelaar, F. Vadillo-Ortega, R. V. Martin, A. P. Betran, J. P. Souza, & M. S. O´Neill (2014) Outdoor Air Pollution, Preterm Birth, and Low Birth Weight: Analysis of the World Health Organization Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health, Environmental Health Perspectives 122:425-430.