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"Asthma In Boys Linked To Maternal Prenatal Stress, Air Pollution"

  • Healio
  • New York, NY
  • (May 25, 2017)

Male infants who were exposed to ambient fine particulate matter and maternal psychosocial stress in utero were more likely to develop asthma by 6 years of age, according to data presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society meeting by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Alison Lee, MD, assistant professor of medicine, pulmonary, critical care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shared, "Our study suggests that children, especially boys, born to women experiencing increased levels of stress during pregnancy may be even more sensitive to the negative effects of air pollution."

- Alison Lee, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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