Infants exposed to air pollution are at risk of impaired lung function early in life

Infants living at addresses in Stockholm with elevated levels of air pollution have impaired lung function already at six months of age. Earlier research has shown that exposure to air pollution during infancy negatively affects lung function in children, adolescents and young adults, but this study is the first to show similar associations already in infants. Appearing in Acta Paediatrica, the results indicate that further measures are needed to reduce the levels of air pollution in urban areas.

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