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), 1169-70. 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.
NotesProCite field: PMC1615806
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Public Health
Author(s)Olshan, Andrew F.
Savitz, David A.