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Association between air pollution and infant vitamin D levels?

Posted on: September 1, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD


We know that air pollution decreases vitamin D levels in adults, adolescents and children but we know nothing of its effects on newborn infants. It is generally assumed that the fickle UVB photon, which can be thought of as a ping pong ball, bouncing off clouds, buildings, sand, water, and snow, also bounces off air pollution. In fact, UVB monitoring stations consistently show air pollution cuts down on UVB penetration to the ground.

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