Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Mount Sinai researchers find signs of secondhand marijuana smoke exposure in children
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Children exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke show measurable amounts of the drug in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has found. The study was published in the journal Pediatric Research.
The study found that when young children are exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke, measurable amounts of primary metabolite of the active component in psychoactive chemical Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) appears in samples of their urine.
tags: drug use, drug abuse