Salute to the Graduates 2011
By: Dave Gordon
Exposure to secondhand smoke has been linked to higher blood pressure in boys, thus increasing the risk of hypertension, but girls had the opposite reaction, suggesting that they may have some protective factor. Over a third of children are exposed to secondhand smoke at levels sufficient to affect health. The study, conducted at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment was presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting in Denver.