Monday, March 25, 2013

Secondhand smoke during pregnancy alters children's behavior.

Liu, J, PWL Leung, L McCauley, Y Ai and J Pinto-Martin. 2012. Mother's environmental tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy and externalizing behavior problems in children. NeuroToxicology
Synopsis by Glenys Webster

"Mothers who breathe secondhand smoke are twice as likely to have children with attention and aggression problems, a study from China reports. While it is known that smoking during pregnancy can affect a child's behavior, this is one of the first studies to show a link to secondhand smoke. Women can be exposed at home or at work when they breathe the smoke from a burning cigarette or smoke exhaled by a smoker."

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