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Residential Greenness and Birthweight in the State of Massachusetts, USA

When considering potential benefits to birthweight by increasing greenness, it may be more beneficial to focus on developing climate-appropriate areas from low greenness to medium greenness, as opposed to developing from medium greenness to high greenness.

Fong, K.C. et al

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6),June 2018, 1248

Results suggest that maternal exposure to residential greenness may benefit fetal growth, associated with higher birthweights and lower odds for TLBW or SGA.