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Environmental Tobacco Smoke’s Impact on Children Exposed in New Online Video

Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

The IAQ Video Network produces another educational video about environmental dangers due to exposure to indoor air quality contaminants.

Phoenix, AZ, December 12th, 2011 — Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health. The latest educational video discusses the threat to children’s health due to environmentaltobacco smoke (ETS).

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Environmentaltobacco smoke is the mixture of smoke that comes from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar, and smoke exhaled by the smoker. It is a complex mixture of over 4,000 compounds, more than 40 of which are known to cause cancer in humans or animals and many of which are strong irritants. ETS is often referred to as ‘secondhand smoke’ and exposure to ETS is often called passive smoking.’

“Infants and young children whose parents smoke in their presence are at an increased risk of lower respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia and bronchitis, and are more likely to have symptoms of respiratory irritation,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “The EPA estimates that between 200,000 and 1,000,000 asthmatic children have their condition made worse by exposure to secondhand smoke each year. We hope this new online video helps to educate people about secondhand smoke and ways people can protect their children’s health.”

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