We present preliminary BiSC results at the Health Effects Institute conference
At BiSC we have been working hard for many months refining all the data that we are collecting in the different monitorings. The data collected in the prenatal period is already in a very advanced state and we can start with the first analyzes to assess how various environmental factors, lifestyles and other parameters affect the development of children.
On the one hand, we already have in a very advanced state the models that allow us to quantify the exposure to atmospheric pollutants of the participants during each week of their pregnancy. Based on the data we collected at prenatal visits, the knowledge of your address and thnks to complex statistical models (which take into account variations in time and space) we were able to assign to each of the participants the levels of air pollution for each week of pregnancy.
In addition, we have already begun to carry out the first statistical analysis to see how this exposure during pregnancy affects fetal growth, focusing on measurements of the weight of newborns at birth. We are still in the process of obtaining the final results but we hope to have a scientific publication in a few months and share the main messages with you via web.
For the time being, between April 30th and May 2nd, we will be presenting these preliminary BiSC results at the Health Effects Institute scientific conference in Boston for discuss them with other experts in the field. Our participation in this conference is due to the fact that part of the funding that launched the BiSC cohort comes from the FRONTIER project, which is funded by the Health Effects Institute, a leading institution in studies of air pollution effects on health.
This news has been written by Ioar Rivas, researcher of the BiSC Project.