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When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study
Smoking in cars produces levels of harmful particulate pollutants that are far above World Health Organization indoor air standards and likely pose a threat to children's health, a new study reveals. …..Dangerous levels of particulate air pollution occur even when the windows are open or the air conditioning is on, according to the findings released Oct. 15 in the journal Tobacco Control……..
Even though smokers usually opened the car windows to provide ventilation, at some point during the drives where smoking occurred, particulate matter levels were still higher than the safe limit of 25 mcg/m3 recommended by the World Health Organization, the investigators found.
Children's health problems, including sudden infant death, middle ear disease, wheeze and asthma have all been linked to secondhand smoke exposure, the researchers noted in a journal news release.