Household Exposure to Secondhand Smoke is Associated with Decreased Physical and Mental Health of Mothers in the USA

@article{Sobotova2009HouseholdET,
  title={Household Exposure to Secondhand Smoke is Associated with Decreased Physical and Mental Health of Mothers in the USA},
  author={Lubica Sobotova and Y.-H. Liu and Alexis Burakoff and Ludmila Sevcikova and Michael Weitzman},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={128-137}
}
Secondhand smoke is one of the most common toxic environmental exposures to children, and maternal health problems also have substantial negative effects on children. We are unaware of any studies examining the association of living with smokers and maternal health. To investigate whether non-smoking mothers who live with smokers have worse physical and mental health than non-smoking mothers who live in homes without smokers. Nationally representative data from the 2000–2004 Medical Expenditure… CONTINUE READING