Gestational Inhalation of Indoor Air Pollution Alters Neonatal Reflex Development and Fetal Hematology

  • J. Singh
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Although most studies have traditionally focused on the health effects of outdoor air, it is now apparent that elevated air pollution of carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are common in indoor air. Carbon monoxide has numerous sources in the home and the office (Caceres et al. 1983; Cox and Wichelow 1985; Nagda and Koontz 1985; Samet et al. 1987; Sterling et al. 1981). Offices may be contaminated by outdoor CO because of building design problems (Wallace 1983). Furthermore, indoor CO levels in buildings are usually related to nearby outdoor CO levels (Yocom 1982); they increase more slowly than outdoor levels, but once built up, they remain higher for longer periods (Yocom 1982).


Birth Weight Nitrogen Dioxide Atmos Environ Outdoor Level Carbon Monoxide Exposure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Singh
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyStillman CollegeTuscaloosaUSA

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