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Association between maternal exposure to housing renovation and offspring with congenital heart disease: a multi-hospital case–control study

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, March 2013
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Title
Association between maternal exposure to housing renovation and offspring with congenital heart disease: a multi-hospital case–control study
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Environmental Health, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-12-25
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Zhen Liu, Xiaohong Li, Nana Li, Shengli Li, Kui Deng, Yuan Lin, Xinlin Chen, Fengzhi You, Jun Li, Dezhi Mu, Yanping Wang, Jun Zhu

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most prevalent birth defects. Housing renovations are a newly recognized source of indoor environmental pollution that is detrimental to health. A growing body of research suggests that maternal occupational exposure to renovation materials may be associated with an increased risk of giving birth to fetuses with CHD. However, the effect of indoor housing renovation exposure on CHD occurrence has not been reported. METHODS: A multi-hospital case--control study was designed to investigate the association between maternal periconceptional housing renovation exposure and the risk of CHD for offspring. In total, 346 cases and 408 controls were enrolled in this study from four hospitals in China. Exposure information was based on a questionnaire given to women during pregnancy. The association between housing renovation exposure and CHD occurrence was assessed by estimating odds ratios (OR) with logistic regression models adjusted for potential confounders. RESULTS: The risk for CHD in offspring was significantly associated with maternal exposure to housing renovations (AOR: 1.89, 95% CI: 1.29-2.77). There were similar risks for cardiac defects with or without extra-cardiac malformation (AOR of 2.65 and 1.76, respectively). Maternal housing renovation exposure may increase the fetus' risk of suffering from conotruncal defect or anomalous venous return. There were significant risks for cardiac defects if the pregnant woman moved into a new house within one month after decoration at either 3 months before pregnancy (AOR: 2.38, 95% CI: 1.03 to 5.48) or during first trimester (AOR: 4.00, 95% CI: 1.62 to 9.86). CONCLUSIONS: Maternal exposure to housing renovations may have an increased risk of giving birth to fetuses with some selected types of CHD. This relationship was stronger for women who moved into a newly decorated house. However, considering the limited number of subjects and the problem of multiple exposures, more research is needed to clarify the effects seen here.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 3%
Norway 1 3%
Unknown 27 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 17%
Researcher 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Unspecified 3 10%
Other 3 10%
Other 10 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 31%
Unspecified 5 17%
Social Sciences 3 10%
Computer Science 2 7%
Environmental Science 2 7%
Other 8 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 March 2018.
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