Wood Smoke and Low Birth Weight

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Wood Smoke and Low Birth Weight

Postby turning_blue » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:40 pm

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... i_83445550

Second hand wood smoke as well as the well studied second hand tobacco smoke can cause low birth weight.
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Postby VT Woodburner » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:43 am

3.9% higher rate that those using electricity or gas to cook.
Those cooking over an open foire are too poor to even own a gas or electric stove. And they probably have pooer health care too. Wouldn't that account for anything?

But OK, you see a problem. What is your solution? Ban cooking fires in Guatemala?
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Postby woodburner » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:33 am

Yeah, cooking over an open fire indoors is a bad idea.....
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Postby Limey » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:27 pm

If you don't think Guatemala is relevant to the discussion, then try California.

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articl ... id=1459937

Wood smoke is a big source of PM2.5 and PM2.5 is a cause of low birth weight.
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Postby FriendofAir » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:37 pm

Good find Limey. How did you do that so fast?
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