Hair Sample Tests Reveal Underreported Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Among Preemies with Lung Disease

23 febrero 2015

Public health experts have long known that tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) can be harmful for children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a lung disease that often accompanies premature birth. Now a small study using hair samples to measure nicotine levels not only affirms that TSE is common in this population, but also reveals significant exposure among children whose caregivers claim not to smoke at home.