Environmental risk factors of pregnancy outcomes: a summary of recent meta-analyses of epidemiolo...

15 Jan 2013Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Payam Dadvand, James Grellier, David Martinez and Martine Vrijheid

Findings report statistically significant negative associations between environmental exposures such as environmental tobacco smoke, air pollution and chemicals and pregnancy outcomes

Meta Analysis
13 effects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Indoor Air Pollution Contaminant risk & protective factor
Indoor Air Po...
Contaminant

Low birth weight Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)  Contaminant risk & protective factor
Polychlorinat...
Contaminant

Low birth weight Maternity outcome

Minor Increase

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PM25 Outdoor Air Pollution Contaminant risk & protective factor
PM25 Outdoor ...
Contaminant

Low birth weight Maternity outcome

Minor Increase

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PM10 Outdoor Air Pollution Contaminant risk & protective factor
PM10 Outdoor ...
Contaminant

Low birth weight Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Smoking Contaminant risk & protective factor
Smoking
Contaminant

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Passive Smoking Contaminant risk & protective factor
Passive Smoking
Contaminant

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Chlorination disinfection byproducts (DBPs) - Water contaminant Contaminant risk & protective factor
Chlorination ...
Contaminant

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Agent orange Contaminant risk & protective factor
Agent orange
Contaminant

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Smoking Contaminant risk & protective factor
Smoking
Contaminant

Still Birth Maternity outcome
Still Birth
Maternity

Strong Increase

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Indoor Air Pollution Contaminant risk & protective factor
Indoor Air Po...
Contaminant

Still Birth Maternity outcome
Still Birth
Maternity

Strong Increase

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Smoking Contaminant risk & protective factor
Smoking
Contaminant

Low birth weight Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Solvents Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Solvents Expo...
Contaminant

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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Pesticides Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Pesticides Ex...
Contaminant

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

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