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FATHER'S SMOKING AND WELDING PRIOR TO CONCEPTION AND ASTHMA RISK IN HIS CHILDREN: A MULTI-GENERATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE RESPIRATORY HEALTH IN NORTHERN EUROPE STUDY

J Koplin, C Svanes, S Dharmage, V Schlunssen, T Gislason, M Holm, L Braback, C Janson, Gomez F Real

RESPIROLOGY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

Background: Whereas it is generally accepted that maternal environment plays a key role in child health, emerging evidence suggests that paternal environment before conception also impacts child health. We aimed to investigate the association between children's asthma risk and parental smoking and welding exposures prior to conception. Methods: In a longitudinal, multi-country study, parents of 24 168 offspring aged 2-51 years provided information on their life-course smoking habits, occupational exposure to welding and metal fumes, and offspring's asthma before/after age 10 years and hay fever. Logistic regressions investigated the relevant associations controlled for age, study centre, par..

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