Road traffic exposures, hypertension and diabetes

Ambient air pollution and noise from road traffic have been associated with development of diabetes and hypertension, and these diseases may have a fetal origin. These studies will use the unique material of 90,000 singleton pregnancies from the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC), including biomarker measures of approximately 1,000 children. Air pollution and traffic noise at the home addresses will be estimated using validated models to study the individual and combined effects of exposure to air pollution and noise on gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders in late pregnancy, early markers of type-2 diabetes (fasting insulin and glucose) and blood pressure in children aged 10-16 years.

Contact: Associate Professor Marie Pedersen