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Impact of perinatal environmental tobacco smoke on the development of childhood allergic diseases
Hyeon-Jong Yang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2016;59(8):319-327.   Published online August 24, 2016

Allergic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy, are most common chronic, noncommunicable diseases in childhood. In the past few decades, the prevalence has increased abruptly worldwide. There are 2 possible explanations for the rising prevalence of allergic diseases worldwide, that an increased disease-awareness of physician, patient, or caregivers, and an abrupt exposure to unknown hazards....

Environmental tobacco smoke and children's health
Sang-Hyun Hwang, Jong Hee Hwang, Jin Soo Moon, Do-Hoon Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2012;55(2):35-41.   Published online February 14, 2012

Passive exposure to tobacco smoke significantly contributes to morbidity and mortality in children. Children, in particular, seem to be the most susceptible population to the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Paternal smoking inside the home leads to significant maternal and fetal exposure to ETS and may subsequently affect fetal health. ETS has been associated with adverse effects on...

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