Association of Atmospheric Particulate Matter and Ozone With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Hui Hu; Sandie Ha; Barron H. Henderson; Tamara D. Warner; Jeffrey Roth; Haidong Kan; Xiaohui Xu


Environ Health Perspect. 2015;123(9):853-859. 

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Using Florida birth vital statistics records, we observed a positive association between increased prevalence of GDM and exposure to PM2.5 and O3 during each trimester of pregnancy and the full pregnancy among women giving birth in 2004 and 2005. This study suggests the need for greater attention on stronger air pollution controls to improve the health of pregnant women and their offspring.