Passive Smoking Linked To Lower Birth Weight And Stillbirth

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Exposure to passive smoking is associated with lower birth weight, infection and stillbirth ...

... Undiluted side stream smoke contains many harmful chemicals and in greater concentration than cigarette smoke inhaled through a filter.

... adverse outcomes were seen more frequently in women exposed to passive smoking including smaller head circumference, lower birth rate, increased rates of stillbirths and preterm birth less than 37 and 34 weeks of gestation.

Women exposed to passive smoking were more than twice as likely to have a stillbirth ...

... women exposed to passive smoking were twice as likely to have babies with bacterial sepsis. In the exposed group, 1.08% had sepsis compared to 0.51% in the non exposed group ...

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