Last week at the American Academy of Allergy and Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference, new research was presented on food allergies. Specifically, researchers in Sweden observed over 3700 patients starting at birth until they turned 16.
The study found that children exposed to second-hand smoke as early as 2 months old were more likely to develop food allergies especially to eggs and peanuts.
More research is needed, however, based on what is already known about second-hand smoke, researchers are convinced there is a possible link.
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