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Published March 08, 2011, 09:47 AM

Blog: Study says secondhand smoke bad for unborn babies

Pregnant women exposed to second hand smoke have a higher rate of having stillborn children and children born with major birth defects. Researchers in Great Britain looked at 19 previously done studies, and found that the risk of a stillbirth increased 23% in pregnant women exposed to second hand smoke, and the risk of major birth defects increased 13% compared to pregnant, nonsmoking women not exposed to second hand smoke.

By: AreaVoices.com blog, INFORUM

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