Journal article

Maternal Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Risk of Preeclampsia: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Scania, Sweden

Yumjirmaa Mandakh, Ralf Rittner, Erin Flanagan, Anna Oudin, Christina Isaxon, Mary Familari, Stefan Rocco Hansson, Ebba Malmqvist

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020


The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of developing preeclampsia (PE) associated with gestational exposure to ambient air pollutants in southern Sweden, a low-exposure area. We used a cohort of 43,688 singleton pregnancies and monthly mean exposure levels of black carbon (BC), local and total particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), and NOX at the maternal residential address estimated by Gaussian dispersion modeling from 2000 to 2009. Analyses were conducted using binary logistic regression. A subtype analysis for small-for-gestational age (SGA) was performed. All analyses were adjusted for obstetrical risk factors and socioeconomic predictors. There were 1286 (2.9%) PE cases in the..

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Awarded by Erasmus + Programme of the European Union

Funding Acknowledgements

This project has been funded by Swedish Research Council FORTE and is part of the ReproUnion collaborative study, co-financed by the European Union, Interreg V OKS, and with support from the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union (Framework Agreement number: 2013-0040). This publication reflects only the views of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.