Air Pollution & Childhood Asthma

This webinar was presented on June 14, 2017.

Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution has been associated with development of childhood asthma; however, less is known regarding the potential modifying factors in this association. This presentation will go through the literature on this issue and will present findings from a retrospective cohort study conducted in Ontario, Canada. This study examined effect modification by maternal asthma, as well as infant sex, birth outcomes and maternal place of residence in the association between prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution and development of childhood asthma. 


Eric Lavigne, PhD

Dr. Eric Lavigne is a Senior Epidemiologist with the Air Health Science Division of Health Canada and an Adjunct Professor with the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at University of Ottawa. His research focuses on the health effects of exposure to ambient air pollution, in particular for exposures occurring during the prenatal and early life periods.

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