This message is for parents who smoke cigarettes burning in the house. Jant Thomas, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, has given new arguments to avoid passive smoking among toddlers.
According to his research, over 95% of children with their parents smoking near them showed traces of cotinine and nitrosamine in their urine. Jant Thomas said he and his researchers “observed a direct correlation between the number of cigarettes smoked and cotinine levels and nitrosamine”.
“We know exactly the consequences of exposure to these substances. They cause damage to the DNA level, the respiratory system and are potentially carcinogenic”, he added. The only solution he has proposed, is to avoid exposing children to cigarette smoke. It is therefore necessary and even essential for parents who smoke do not smoke in the house and try not to expose babies to cigarette smoke.