smoke

Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke Linked to Fertility Issues in Women

Thursday, January 22, 2009 by: Reuben Chow
Tags: infertility, health news, Natural News

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces

Delicious
(NaturalNews) It is common knowledge that smoking is a significant source and cause of ill-health. Second-hand smoke, too, has many known harmful effects. One more adverse effect for passive smokers can now be added to the list, with a recent study revealing that women who spent regular time with smokers experienced greater difficulty in conceiving, as compared to those who did not.

Details and Findings of Study

The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Rochester in New York and involved 4,804 women. These women had visited the university`s Roswell Park Cancer Institute sometime between 1982 and 1998 for health screenings or for cancer treatment.

All in all, about 11% of the study subjects had experienced difficulty getting pregnant, while about one among every three of them had suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth.

The study found that women with exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood and adulthood had a 39% higher chance of suffering a miscarriage or stillbirth, and had a 68% higher chance to have struggled to conceive. It also discovered that women who had grown up with a smoking parent were more likely to have had difficulty getting pregnant, which the researchers defined as having had to try for at least a year.

Very significantly, these problems seemed to increase in incidence together with the number of hours of daily exposure to second-hand smoke. This strongly suggests a cause-and-effect association.

The Dangers of Cigarette Smoke for Mother Wannabes

As noted by the study team, second-hand smoke has many toxic substances which could adversely affect female reproductive health. Potential damage includes damage to cell genetic material, inhibition of hormones which are required for conception and a smooth pregnancy, interference with conception, as well as increased risk of miscarriage.

And the findings of this study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, add on to those of previous ones, which had revealed that women who smoked cigarettes had higher risk of pregnancy complications and infant health issues; and also that exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy increased the risk of miscarriage.

"These statistics are breathtaking and certainly point to yet another danger of second-hand smoke exposure. We all know that cigarettes and second-hand smoke are dangerous. Breathing the smoke has lasting effects, especially for women when they`re ready for children," said Luke J Peppone, the leader of the study.

Indeed, the ill effects of cigarette smoke could last beyond pregnancy and infanthood, too. The journal Development and Psychotherapy had recently reported that women who smoked while they were pregnant were more likely to give birth to aggressive children.

In addition, a recent study carried out by the Cancer Institute in News South Wales, Australia revealed that women who smoked during pregnancy were increasing the likelihood of their children developing serious cancer later in life. This included cancer of the eyes, kidneys, blood, brain as well as central nervous system.

Do pregnant ladies and those who wish to become mothers need any more reasons to avoid cigarette smoke, whether first-hand or second-hand?

Sources

Second-hand smoke tied to fertility problems: Study (http://silverscorpio.com/second-hand-smoke-t...)

Smoking when pregnant increases risk of child cancer, study warns (http://www.bounty.com/Your-pregnancy/Smoking...)


About the author

Reuben Chow has a keen interest in natural health and healing as well as personal growth. His website, All 4 Natural Health, offers a basic guide on natural health information. It details simple, effective and natural ways, such as the use of nutrition, various herbs, herb remedies, supplements and other natural remedies, to deal with various health conditions as well as to attain good health. His other websites also cover topics such as depression help, omega 3 fatty acids, as well as cancer research and information.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.