The impacts of air pollution on low birth weight

Seonyeong Cho, Chung Ki Lee, Beomsoo Kim

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Abstract

This study examines the impacts of air pollution on low birth weight by considering overtime variation in Korea in early 2000, when some parts of Korea experienced huge drop in air pollution due to regulation. The mother's exposure to ozone level above 0.12 ppm per hour during the first trimester increased the probability of low birth weight by 0.4 percentage point (0.08% of the sample mean). Exposure to carbon monoxide or sulphur dioxide (SO2) during the third trimester also led to a significant but modest increase in the probability of low birth weight.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-212
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Low birth weight
  • Maternal health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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