Based on the fact that approximately 250,000,000 women smoke daily world-wide, the authors have made attempts to understand whether
– it can be transmitted to the next generation;
The authors have concluded that the pulmonary effects of nicotine exposure during pregnancy are not restricted only to the offspring of the exposed pregnancy, but are also transmitted to subsequent generation, possibly through germline epigenetic alterations.
It appears, moreover, that these data certainly set precedence for studying other such environmental toxins that might have multigenerational or transgenerational effects.
Grandma WHY did you do this to ME?
Have you inquired the impact of passive smoking during pregnancy, in case you are not an active smoker?
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- Cadmium and its epigenetic effects (tginnovations.wordpress.com)
- Stress and resilence environment does affect biological tissues
- Smoking Causes Asthma In Second Generation Offspring (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Women who smoke may put grandchildren at risk (thisismoney.co.uk)
- Smoking can causes asthma in third generation (news.bioscholar.com)
- Asthma And Exposure To Nicotine In Utero (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Epigenetics: Mother’s nutrition — before pregnancy — may alter function of her children’s genes (sciencedaily.com)
- Prenatal smoking affects generations of children (mnn.com)
- Stress and Resilence: Environment does affect Biological Tissues (tginnovations.wordpress.com)
- Link between the two most fundamental epigenetic tags – histone modification and DNA methylation – has been established (tginnovations.wordpress.com)
- Rats harmed by great-grandmothers’ dioxin exposure, study finds. (climate-connections.org)