Some ADHD Learing Issues Could Be Linked to Second Hand Smoke

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Some ADHD Learing Issues Could Be Linked to Second Hand Smoke
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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:13am

MONDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes face a higher risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, other behavioral problems and learning disorders, a new study finds.

The research doesn't definitively prove that tobacco smoke can harm children's brains, and it doesn't say how much smoke is too much. However, it does add to the evidence that children may be especially vulnerable to the effects of smoke exposure.



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Smoking wasn't a factor in my son's ADHD, but it makes me wonder if it was due to an environmental factor. It does run in my family, but still makes me question why he has it as opposed to some of his cousins.

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I've always wondered myself why some family members get things but not others. The dyslexia runs on Nathaniel's maternal side of the family but his maternal aunts children do not have dyslexia like he does.

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