Smoking Linked To Birth Deformities - A ConsumerAffairs.com Article


 Editor    Jan 09 : 10:00
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Women have yet another reason to stop smoking while pregnant.

woman_smoking.jpgWomen have yet another reason to stop smoking while pregnant. In the largest study of its kind, plastic surgeons say they found smoking during pregnancy significantly elevates the risk of having a child with excess, webbed or missing fingers and toes.

In fact, the study, published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, found that smoking just half a pack per day increases the risk of having a child born with a toe or finger defect by 29 percent.

"Reconstructive surgery to repair limb, toe and finger abnormalities in children represents a large portion of my practice - it is the most common issue I treat," said Benjamin Chang, MD, ASPS member and study author.



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