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Passive smoking is also harmful inside cars

Passive smoking is also harmful inside cars

A study by the University of Aberdeen in Scotland found that smoking in cars exposes children to smoke levels comparable to pub levels before smokefree laws. The analysis was commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) health experts in the UK. To perform the research, it was installed in the mouth of a doll, installed in a child's car, state-of-the-art equipment that monitored the levels of smoke that would be inhaled by the child. The results showed that even with the windows of the vehicle open, the concentration of toxins did not reach a safe index for children's health. The study also pointed out that 15% of UK smokers smoke in their cars, regardless of whether they have a child in the car.

Children are most affected by secondhand smoke because they breathe faster and by their device be more sensitive. In addition to the health issue, there is also the issue of safety. Legislators believe that smoking while driving may affect the driver's attention and skill.

Passive smoking affects children's behavior and learning

Another study published in the journal

Pediatrics

showed that children who smoke passively in their homes are more likely to develop behavioral and learning problems than those who are free of cigarette smoke. The analysis was funded by the Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute in the United States. Passive smoking The survey used data from more than 55,000 children up to the age of 12 who were part of the National Survey Child Health Report 2007. Of this total, about 6% were exposed to secondhand smoke in the home. Parents who had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and who were receiving treatment for this problem were identified by talking to their parents. Information on less acute problems of behavior and school development was also collected. The results showed that children who smoked passively in the home were 50% more likely to develop behavioral and learning problems. In addition, most of them had more than one problem linked to these two strands.

According to the researchers, it has also been proven that passively smoking increases the chances of having respiratory and ear problems. Even so, many parents are still unaware of the benefits they can bring to their family by smoking just outside their home.


Caffeine may improve erectile dysfunction, study finds

Caffeine may improve erectile dysfunction, study finds

A study at the University of Texas, The researchers found that men who consume between 85 and 179 milligrams of caffeine per day are 42 percent less likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men who drink caffeine for two or three cups of coffee per day. develop erection problems. While those who drink 171 to 303 milligrams of caffeine per day are 39 percent less likely to have the problem compared to men who drank 0 to 7 milligrams of caffeine per day.

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Adolescents develop color-coded condoms in contact with STIs

Adolescents develop color-coded condoms in contact with STIs

Condoms are still the safest method of protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But what if they could not only inhibit your contact, but also warn you that there is a disease out there? Colored Condoms - Photo: Getty Images The young Daanyaal Ali, Muaz Nawaz and Chirag Shah, all Englishmen between 13 and 14 years of age.

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