Decreased total antioxidant capacity and increased oxidative stress in passive smoker infants and their mothers

AYCICEK A., EREL O., Kocyigit A.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.47, no.6, pp.635-639, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2005.02137.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.635-639
  • Keywords: antioxidants, cigarette, infant, mother, oxidants, passive smoking, ENVIRONMENTAL TOBACCO-SMOKE, HEALTH
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Background: Smoking has many adverse health effects in infants and adults. The purpose of the study was to study the effect of passive cigarette smoking on oxidative and antioxidative status of plasma in passive smoker infants and their mothers and to compare with those of non-smokers.