The impact of ambient air pollution on pregnant women is a concern in China. However, little is known about the association between air pollution and preeclampsia and the potential modifying effects of meteorological conditions have not been assessed. This study aimed to assess the effects of prenatal exposure to air pollution on preeclampsia, and to explore whether temperature and humidity modify the effects. We performed a retrospective cohort study based on 1.21 million singleton births from the birth registration system in Shenzhen, China, between 2005 and 2012. 

Investigators: Wang, Qiong, Zhang, Huanhuan, Liang, Qianhong, Knibbs, Luke D., Ren, Meng, Li, Changchang, Bao, Junzhe, Wang, Suhan, He, Yiling, Zhu, Lei, Wang, Xuemei, Zhao, Qingguo, Huang, Cunrui

Funding: The results reported herein correspond to specific aims of grant 81602819 to investigator QW from National Natural Science Foundation of China, and grant A2015443 to investigator QW from Medical Scientific Research Foundation of Guangdong Province. This work was also supported by grants 2016A030313216 from the Nature Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, CRRP2016-10MY-Huang from Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Associate Professor Luke Knibbs

Associate Professor
School of Public Health