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Using a Database of Multiple Environmental Pollutants to Establish Critical Limits on Exposure to Air Pollution in Maternal and Child Health in Brazil

This project will investigate the joint effects of exposure to particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide on maternal and child health. The joint and non-linear effects of these pollutants on maternal and child health will be evaluated, followed by those from wild fires and fires in the northern region. As a product, it will develop a map of multiple air pollution exposure levels by municipality, and it intends to create a definition for critical air pollution exposure levels for child health to inform pollution guidelines in Brazil and thus improve the environmental conditions for the development of children in the country.

More information about Grand Challenges Explorations – Brazil: Data Science Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health, Women's Health and Children's Health in Brazil

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