Early environmental influences on lung development: implications for lung function and respiratory health throughout life

Richard Harding, Kenneth J Snibson, Megan O'Reilly, Gert S Maritz

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Abstract

In humans, the lung develops during prenatal life and infancy, after which it increases in size but not complexity. Exposure to sub-optimal environmental conditions during these early life stages can alter lung development, leading to reduced lung function and an increased risk of respiratory illness later in life. Environmental factors prevailing during early life that have been linked to long-term changes in lung structure, lung function and respiratory health include undernutrition, preterm birth, reduced intrathoracic space, respiratory infections, maternal tobacco smoking and exposure to allergens. In this chapter, we briefly review the impact of some of the major factors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Life Origins of Human Health and Disease
EditorsD P Newnham, M G Ross
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherKarger
Pages78 - 88
Number of pages11
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)380559139X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Harding, R., Snibson, K. J., O'Reilly, M., & Maritz, G. S. (2009). Early environmental influences on lung development: implications for lung function and respiratory health throughout life. In D. P. Newnham, & M. G. Ross (Eds.), Early Life Origins of Human Health and Disease (1st ed., pp. 78 - 88). Switzerland: Karger. https://doi.org/10.1159/000221155
Harding, Richard ; Snibson, Kenneth J ; O'Reilly, Megan ; Maritz, Gert S. / Early environmental influences on lung development: implications for lung function and respiratory health throughout life. Early Life Origins of Human Health and Disease. editor / D P Newnham ; M G Ross. 1st. ed. Switzerland : Karger, 2009. pp. 78 - 88
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Harding, R, Snibson, KJ, O'Reilly, M & Maritz, GS 2009, Early environmental influences on lung development: implications for lung function and respiratory health throughout life. in DP Newnham & MG Ross (eds), Early Life Origins of Human Health and Disease. 1st edn, Karger, Switzerland, pp. 78 - 88. https://doi.org/10.1159/000221155

Early environmental influences on lung development: implications for lung function and respiratory health throughout life. / Harding, Richard; Snibson, Kenneth J; O'Reilly, Megan; Maritz, Gert S.

Early Life Origins of Human Health and Disease. ed. / D P Newnham; M G Ross. 1st. ed. Switzerland : Karger, 2009. p. 78 - 88.

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Harding R, Snibson KJ, O'Reilly M, Maritz GS. Early environmental influences on lung development: implications for lung function and respiratory health throughout life. In Newnham DP, Ross MG, editors, Early Life Origins of Human Health and Disease. 1st ed. Switzerland: Karger. 2009. p. 78 - 88 https://doi.org/10.1159/000221155