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Paternal Smoking and Low Birthweight: The Routes of Exposure

Citation

Olshan, Andrew F. & Savitz, David A. (1995). Paternal Smoking and Low Birthweight: The Routes of Exposure. American Journal of Public Health, 85(8, Part 1), 1169-70. PMCID: PMC1615806

Abstract

In their recent paper,' Martinez et al. report the results of a study indicating that paternal smoking (> 20 cigarettes per day) was associated with an average reduction in birthweight of 88g among newborns of nonsmoking mothers. They interpret this finding as a reflection of passive exposure of the mother and fetus to environmental tobacco smoke. While the observed association appears to be valid, their finding that 85% of offspring of nonsmoking wives of smokers have no detectable cotinine calls into question whether environmental tobacco smoke alone could account for the association.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/ajph.85.8_pt_1.1169-a

Notes

ProCite field[28]: PMC1615806

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Olshan, Andrew F.
Savitz, David A.

Year Published

1995

Volume Number

85

Issue Number

8, Part 1

Pages

1169-70

PMCID

PMC1615806

Reference ID

444