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Air pollution and infant health: Lessons from New Jersey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19328569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examine the impact of three "criteria" air pollutants on infant health in New Jersey in the 1990s by combining information about mother's residential location from birth certificates with information from air quality monitors. Our work offers three important innovations. First, we use the exact addresses of mothers to select those closest to air monitors to improve the accuracy of air quality exposure. Second, we include maternal fixed effects to control for unobserved characteristics of mothers. Third, we examine interactions of air pollution with smoking and other risk factors for poor infant health outcomes. We find consistently negative effects of exposure to carbon monoxide (CO), both during and after birth, with effects considerably larger for smokers and older mothers. Since automobiles are the main source of carbon monoxide emissions, our results have important implications for regulation of automobile emissions.
Janet Currie; Matthew Neidell; Johannes F Schmieder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2009-02-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health economics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0167-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Econ     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-12     Completed Date:  2009-07-28     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410622     Medline TA:  J Health Econ     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  688-703     Citation Subset:  H    
Columbia University, Department of Economics, International Affairs Building, New York, NY 10027, United States.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution / adverse effects*,  analysis
Birth Weight
Carbon Monoxide
Infant Mortality
Infant Welfare*
Infant, Newborn
New Jersey / epidemiology
Young Adult
Grant Support
R21 HD055613-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R21 HD055613-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R24 HD047879/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
630-08-0/Carbon Monoxide

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