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This week our focus is asthma and our children. While all of the causes of asthma remain unclear, children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke exposure are at increased risk for asthma. Also children living below or near the poverty level are more likely to have high blood cotinine levels, a breakdown product of nicotine. (Source)
A recent genetics study from the University of Chicago shows there may be a genetic link between African Americans and the lung disease that affects nearly 6.5 million children.
Click here to watch a video from the CDC about children & asthma.