Associations between prenatal exposure to power plants and birth outcomes across the United States

This study found that power plants have negative effects on infant health, independent of location in the United States. This is important because it highlights the risks that prenatal exposure to power plants have on birth outcomes, including lower birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm birth. Senior Author Summer Hawkins, PhD, was funded by the Lung Association Public Policy Award for her work in how tobacco and air pollution policies impact birth outcomes.
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Detroit, MI | May 29, 2024