Genotoxicity of cigarette smoking in maternal and newborn lymphocytes.

  title={Genotoxicity of cigarette smoking in maternal and newborn lymphocytes.},
  author={K{\'a}tia Regina Carvalho de Assis and Marcelo Sady Pl{\'a}cido Ladeira and Roberta C. A Bueno and Bruna Fornazari dos Santos and Ivete S Dalben and Daisy Maria F{\'a}vero Salvadori},
  journal={Mutation research},
  volume={679 1-2},
Tobacco smoke contains a large number of substances known to induce DNA damage and to be hazardous to human health. Several reviews and meta-analyses have reported an association between maternal or paternal smoking habits and genetic-related diseases, such as cancer, in children. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the level of DNA damage in lymphocytes of active- and passive-smoking mothers and in their newborns, using the comet assay. A total of 40 active smokers, 40 passive smokers… CONTINUE READING