Prenatal air pollution, maternal mental health and offspring neurodevelopment
During prenatal development, the foetus is vulnerable to the effects of a range of environmental exposures, such as maternal stress, anxiety and depression. These can have lasting effects on infant development with consequences for risk of psychopathology or changes in the brain structures associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder. The EU-funded PRESSURE project will investigate the effect of air pollution and noise in mothers’ antenatal depression and anxiety. It will evaluate the mediation role of mothers’ depression/anxiety in the link between air pollution and the development of brain structures in the foetus. Specifically, it will add insight into the fields of exposure assessment and how brain development is affected by air pollution, which is the main urban‐related environmental hazard.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
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