[TobaccoAction] prenatal smoking and ADHD

Lori Clarke lclarke_rn at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 20 23:40:48 EDT 2006


Thank you for the great info, Jeanne.  Lori Clarke, Pregnancy Wellness
Coalition of the Lewis-Clark Valley.  

-----Original Message-----
From: tobaccoaction-bounces at suse.acog.org
[mailto:tobaccoaction-bounces at suse.acog.org] On Behalf Of Jeanne Mahoney
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:34 AM
To: tobaccoaction at suse.acog.org
Subject: [TobaccoAction] prenatal smoking and ADHD

Below is a link to a study just published in the online  journal of
Environmental Health Perspectives linking prenatal smoking and childhood
lead exposure to ADHD.  Although there have been smaller studies on the
smoking issue, this is the strongest major study (n 4,700 children) of its
kind.  If causally linked the data suggest that prenatal tobacco exposure
accounts for 270,000 excess cases of ADHD per year.  This is another strong
reason to encourage women to stop smoking during pregnancy and for insurers
and policy makers to support perinatal smoking cessation.  

For a  free download of this study go to
:www.ehponline.org/members/2006/9478/9478.pdf

Jeanne


 
Jeanne Mahoney
Providers Partnership Project
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
202/314-2352
FAX 202/484-3917


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