Summary: Antonio Da Roza, Jessica Hefes

Originally reported: BBC News Website

Date: 6/2/10

Originally: 30/12/01

Pollution linked to birth defects [1]

A study of more than 9,000 babies born on the American West Coast found that women exposed to high levels of ozone and carbon monoxide may be up to three times as likely to give birth to a baby with heart defects. The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.


  1. Pollution linked to birth defects, BBC News website, 30/12/01,