CitationOlshan, Andrew F. & Savitz, David A. (1995). Paternal Smoking and Low Birthweight: The Routes of Exposure. American Journal of Public Health, 85(8, Part 1), 1169-1170. PMCID: PMC1615806
AbstractIn 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Public Health
Author(s)Olshan, Andrew F.
Savitz, David A.