Recent studies have suggested that prenatal exposure to environmental tobacco smoke may lead to lower lung function in infants.
The authors examined the relation of maternal smoking during pregnancy to persistent deficits in the lung function of older children.
Subjects were 8,863 nonsmoking white children aged 8-12 years from 22 North American communities.
Information on maternal smoking was provided by the child's mother.
Pulmonary function testing of the children was conducted at school in 1988-1991.
Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, whether or not they still smoked in the year prior to the study, had significantly lower lung function than did children whose mothers did not smoke in either period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme passif, Mère, Gestation, Toxicité retardée, Fonction respiratoire, Poumon pathologie, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Passive smoking, Mother, Pregnancy, Delayed toxicity, Lung function, Lung disease, Child, Human, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Respiratory disease
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Cote : 94-0556025
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 09/06/1995.