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Otitis Media Linked to Secondhand Smoke

Thursday, 30 October 2008 15:44

Researchers state that environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) is an important risk factor for middle ear disease in urban preschool-age children, even in a relatively affluent population.

Adair-Bischoff CE; Sauve RS   Environmental tobacco smoke and middle ear disease in preschool-age children   Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1998 (Feb);   152 (2):   127-133