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Is active travel a breath of fresh air? Examining children’s exposure to air pollution during the school commute

HEAL Researchers find strong link between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes

A new publication by researchers from Western’s Human Environments Analysis Lab provides evidence of a strong association between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. “This is the first study in Southwestern Ontario to investigate the association between air pollution and adverse outcomes, while also considering the other determinants of health, including […]

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New Publication: Geospatial Analyses of Adverse Birth Outcomes In Southwestern Ontario: Examining The Impact of Environmental Factors

The association between exposure to environmental factors during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes such as, low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB), has been examined previously with varying results. This study investigated environmental factors associated with LBW and PTB in Southwestern Ontario (SWO), while controlling for covariates including medical, behavioural, demographic and neighbourhood-level socioeconomic […]

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