Lower respiratory tract illness in children younger than five years of age and adverse pregnancy outcomes related to household indoor air pollution in Bariloche (Argentina) and Temuco (Chile)




Adolfo Rubinstein, vilma Irazola, Lucila Rey Ares, Matías Calandrelli


The study will evaluate whether exposure to indoor air pollution affects LRTI and and the association with LBW and stillbirth in 2 populations of CESCAS / PRISA -Bariloche and Temuco- with high exposure to biohazardous fuel.  This is, to our knowledge, the first study of its kind in our countries.


The main objective of this proposal is to evaluate the effect of IAP on the development of adverse pregnancy outcomes and the increase of LRTI in children younger than five years of age in two locations in Argentina (Bariloche) and Chile (Temuco) and a secondary objective is to evaluate whether adverse pregnancy outcomes are associated with exposure to IAP


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) /N.I.H.

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