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Toxicological effects of cadmium and lead during pregnancy -- in tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke, and thirdhand smoke

Yu, Fangchen (2017) Toxicological effects of cadmium and lead during pregnancy -- in tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke, and thirdhand smoke. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Tobacco smoking during pregnancy is a major public health concern. It is well known that smoking before and during pregnancy can cause illness and death to both mothers and infants; furthermore, smoking after delivery can affect infants’ health conditions via secondhand smoke (SHS) and thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure. Total tobacco smoke exposure is the cumulative involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke pollutants during and after smoking, which means that secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke are also dangerous risk factors that could affect pregnant women and their babies. This essay introduces some basic information about the adverse health effects of tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke, and thirdhand smoke. Furthermore, this essay focuses on two chemical components of tobacco – cadmium and lead, comparing the specific health effects they could lead to in pregnant women and infants through exposure to firsthand (direct) smoke, secondhand smoke, and thirdhand smoke.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Yu, Fangchenfay26@pitt.eduFAY26
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjimmyp@pitt.edujimmypUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberBeschorner, Kurt E.beschorn@pitt.edubeschornUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2017
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 32
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 15:37
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 20:01
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/31637

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