Recommendations for Future Studies of Air Pollution and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Investigator: Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Sponsor: Abt Associates, Inc.

Location(s): China; Indonesia; Viet Nam; Malaysia; Austria; Denmark; France; Greece; Hungary; Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom


Reviews find a likely adverse effect of air pollution on perinatal outcomes, but variation of findings hinders the ability to incorporate the research into policy. The International Collaboration on Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcomes (ICAPPO) was formed to better understand relationships between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes through standardized parallel analyses in datasets from different countries. 

The overall aim of ICAPPO is collaboration is to explore the effect of air pollution exposure during pregnancy on pregnancy and birth outcomes. The collaboration includes 20 research groups from 12 countries