Imperial College London

ProfessorMartaBlangiardo

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Biostatistics
 
 
 
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@article{Ghosh:2019:10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.060,
author = {Ghosh, R and Freni, Sterrantino A and Douglas, P and Parkes, B and Fecht, D and de, Hoogh C and Fuller, G and Gulliver, J and Font, A and Smith, RB and Blangiardo, M and Elliott, P and Toledano, MB and Hansell, AL},
doi = {10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.060},
journal = {Environment International},
pages = {151--158},
title = {Fetal growth, stillbirth, infant mortality and other birth outcomes near UK municipal waste incinerators; retrospective population based cohort and case-control study},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.060},
volume = {122},
year = {2019}
}

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AB - BackgroundSome studies have reported associations between municipal waste incinerator (MWI) exposures and adverse birth outcomes but there are few studies of modern MWIs operating to current European Union (EU) Industrial Emissions Directive standards.MethodsAssociations between modelled ground-level particulate matter ≤10μm in diameter (PM10) from MWI emissions (as a proxy for MWI emissions) within 10km of each MWI, and selected birth and infant mortality outcomes were examined for all 22 MWIs operating in Great Britain 2003–10. We also investigated associations with proximity of residence to a MWI. Outcomes used were term birth weight, small for gestational age (SGA) at term, stillbirth, neonatal, post-neonatal and infant mortality, multiple births, sex ratio and preterm delivery sourced from national registration data from the Office for National Statistics. Analyses were adjusted for relevant confounders including year of birth, sex, season of birth, maternal age, deprivation, ethnicity and area characteristics and random effect terms were included in the models to allow for differences in baseline rates between areas and in incinerator feedstock.ResultsAnalyses included 1,025,064 births and 18,694 infant deaths. There was no excess risk in relation to any of the outcomes investigated during pregnancy or early life of either mean modelled MWI PM10 or proximity to an MWI.ConclusionsWe found no evidence that exposure to PM10 from, or living near to, an MWI operating to current EU standards was associated with harm for any of the outcomes investigated. Results should be generalisable to other MWIs operating to similar standards.
AU - Ghosh,R
AU - Freni,Sterrantino A
AU - Douglas,P
AU - Parkes,B
AU - Fecht,D
AU - de,Hoogh C
AU - Fuller,G
AU - Gulliver,J
AU - Font,A
AU - Smith,RB
AU - Blangiardo,M
AU - Elliott,P
AU - Toledano,MB
AU - Hansell,AL
DO - 10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.060
EP - 158
PY - 2019///
SN - 0160-4120
SP - 151
TI - Fetal growth, stillbirth, infant mortality and other birth outcomes near UK municipal waste incinerators; retrospective population based cohort and case-control study
T2 - Environment International
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.060
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/66090
VL - 122
ER -