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Can second hand smoke be related to learning disabilities?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Although second hand smoke is a health risk for everyone around it, i can't put it together with ld's.
Ld's are primarily an issue where the thinking process for one area is wired a bit different. Instead of doing things in that area the way you do most stuff, you just don't get it or you take forever to figure it out. People learn how to work around it using their other skills.

In brief: No
Although second hand smoke is a health risk for everyone around it, i can't put it together with ld's.
Ld's are primarily an issue where the thinking process for one area is wired a bit different. Instead of doing things in that area the way you do most stuff, you just don't get it or you take forever to figure it out. People learn how to work around it using their other skills.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Paul Pompa
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
I honestly am not sure if this has been studied (or if so if it has been studied well).
What is clear, however, is that all issues that develop from second hand smoke are bad. The person exposed to second hand smoke experiences the same risks (albeit lower overall) than the smoker him/herself.

In brief: Possibly
I honestly am not sure if this has been studied (or if so if it has been studied well).
What is clear, however, is that all issues that develop from second hand smoke are bad. The person exposed to second hand smoke experiences the same risks (albeit lower overall) than the smoker him/herself.
Dr. Paul Pompa
Dr. Paul Pompa
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: During pregnancy
Exposure to second-hand smoke via mother can cause changes in the fetal brain, decreased cortical gray matter and atypical development of white matter.
Clinical manifestations can be decreased iq, delays in speech & language, deficits in visual-spatial abilities, adhd & behavior problems. This is a big issue in las vegas for pregnant casino workers who are exposed for 8-hours per shift.

In brief: During pregnancy
Exposure to second-hand smoke via mother can cause changes in the fetal brain, decreased cortical gray matter and atypical development of white matter.
Clinical manifestations can be decreased iq, delays in speech & language, deficits in visual-spatial abilities, adhd & behavior problems. This is a big issue in las vegas for pregnant casino workers who are exposed for 8-hours per shift.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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