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PICNIC Study

PICNIC stands for Air Pollution, housing and respiratory tract Infections in Children: NatIonal birth Cohort study.

Welcome to the PICNIC study website!

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We will use large health databases linked to environmental and Census data to look at whether children exposed to outdoor air pollution or poor housing conditions (like overcrowding, damp or high levels of indoor air pollution) during pregnancy or early childhood can increase the risk of respiratory tract infections like bronchiolitis, pneumonia and croup.

Please look around the website to learn more about the study. We will also publish our results here, under Results and publications.

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About PICNIC

Information about the study team and how the study is funded

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Study summary

Read about why we are doing this study, and our methods

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Results & publications

Here you can find our results and any publications from PICNIC

The PICNIC study is funded by the Medical Research Council

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