A study conducted by Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences at UC San Francisco has recently reported that mothers who are exposed to particulate air pollution of the type emitted by vehicles, urban heating and coal power plants are significantly more likely to bear children of low birth weight.
Federal Programs Related to - Air Pollution Control
Programs that promote clean air by establishing minimum standards for air quality; developing and enforcing regulations that are designed to reduce and control gaseous and particulate contaminants in the air, monitoring air pollution levels, investigating complaints regarding violations. Acid Rain; Atmospheric Contamination; Clean Air; Dust; Indoor Air Pollution; Passive Smoke; Poor Air Quality; Sick Buildings Syndrome; Second Hand Smoke; Smog; Vehicle Emissions
Federal Programs Related to - Health Care, General/Other
Programs which help people achieve and maintain physical well-being through prevention, screening, evaluation and treatment and the provision of family planning, maternity and other services that relate to human reproduction.
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Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution Believed to be the Cause of Low Birth Weights Worldwide