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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Pollution de l’air ambiant et surpoids/obésité chez des enfants d’âge scolaire à Barcelone Volume 18, issue 4, July-August 2019



This news is based on the following article: de Bont J, Casas M, Barrera-Gómez J, et al. Ambient air pollution and overweight and obesity in school-aged children in Barcelona, Spain. Environ Int 2019 ; 125 : 58-64. doi : 10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.048


This cross-sectional study in Barcelona, Spain, adds to the emerging literature on the link between air pollution and childhood obesity. Its main strengths are the size of the sample and the fact that, for the first time, children's exposure at school was also evaluated.