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Air pollution and sudden infant death syndrome: a literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15367319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been reduced with the 'Back to Sleep' campaign, SIDS is still a common cause of death in infancy. A range of environmental factors may interact to contribute to the adverse health conditions conducive to SIDS. Nine studies have evaluated the association between exposure to air pollution and the incidence of SIDS. The available evidence is inadequate to come to any conclusion about a relationship between air pollution and SIDS, although the body of evidence appears to suggest that air pollution (especially particles and some gaseous pollutants) may play a certain role in the occurrence of SIDS. We suggest that future studies should focus on the research design, role of indoor air quality and the effect of smaller particles, particularly those in the ultrafine range.
Shilu Tong; Paul Colditz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0269-5022     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-15     Completed Date:  2005-02-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709766     Medline TA:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / toxicity
Air Pollution / adverse effects*
Gases / toxicity
Risk Factors
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Gases

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