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International Collaboration on Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcomes (ICAPPO).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20644693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reviews find a likely adverse effect of air pollution on perinatal outcomes, but variation of findings hinders the ability to incorporate the research into policy. The International Collaboration on Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcomes (ICAPPO) was formed to better understand relationships between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes through standardized parallel analyses in datasets from different countries. A planning group with 10 members from 6 countries was formed to coordinate the project. Collaboration participants have datasets with air pollution values and birth outcomes. Eighteen research groups with data for approximately 20 locations in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America are participating, with most participating in an initial pilot study. Datasets generally cover the 1990s. Number of births is generally in the hundreds of thousands, but ranges from around 1,000 to about one million. Almost all participants have some measure of particulate matter, and most have ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. Strong enthusiasm for participating and a geographically-diverse range of participants should lead to understanding uncertainties about the role of air pollution in perinatal outcomes and provide decision-makers with better tools to account for pregnancy outcomes in air pollution policies.
Tracey J Woodruff; Jennifer D Parker; Kate Adams; Michelle L Bell; Ulrike Gehring; Svetlana Glinianaia; Eun-Hee Ha; Bin Jalaludin; Rémy Slama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental research and public health     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1660-4601     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Res Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-20     Completed Date:  2011-06-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101238455     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Res Public Health     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2638-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Program on Reproductive Health and Environment, University of California-San Francisco, Oakland, CA 94612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Carbon Monoxide / toxicity
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
International Cooperation*
Ozone / toxicity
Particulate Matter / adverse effects*
Pilot Projects
Pregnancy Outcome*
Premature Birth / epidemiology*
Risk Factors
World Health
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Particulate Matter; 10028-15-6/Ozone; 630-08-0/Carbon Monoxide

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