210533 Smoking and ETS Exposure and the Maternal-Fetal Environment: The Science and Public Health Strategies

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM

Teresa Dodd Butera, PhD, RN , College of Natural Sciences, CSU San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
Cathy Butler, BSW, CSW , Mom's Quit Connection, Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, Pennsauken, NJ
Penelope J.E. Quintana, PhD, MPH , Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
The introduction and background of the toxicity of ETS to the Maternal Fetal Environment. session will include a description of the in utero environment, including placental toxicology, describing the impact of toxic exposures from smoking/ETS on pregnancy and birth outcome. This is an area of expanding literature and evidence.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify susceptibility of the maternal-fetal environment to toxic exposures from smoking/ETS on pregnancy and birth outcome; 2. Discuss the stability of biomarkers and contribution of tobacco smoke exposures in pregnant women; 3. Describe the benefits and motivation of smoking cessation programs in pregnancy; 4. Assess health policy and economics of smoking cessation programs for pregnant women.

Keywords: Maternal and Child Health, Smoking

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Co-founder: Maternal-Fetal Environment Working Group;I am a registered nurse and a board-certified toxicologist (Diplomate American Board of Applied Toxicology/ DABAT), specializing in Maternal-Child, Global, and Environmental Health. I serve as an Assistant Professor for the CSU San Bernardino and as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University. My research is laboratory and hospital – based in the Labor and Delivery Room, and my area of expertise is the interaction of nutrition, genetics, and exposures to the maternal-fetal environment.Research and publications include: Teresa Dodd-Butera, PJE Quintana, Martha Ramirez-Zetina, M. Mercedes Sierra, Carolyn Shaputnic, Stacey Hull, Sonja Ingmanson, Ana C. Batista, Maura P. Garcia, H. Ira Fritz Metal Exposure and DNA Adducts in the Maternal –Fetal Environment: An Investigation of a Mexican Obstetric Population in Baja California; (submitted to Journal of Border Health; presented to US-Mexico Border Health Association) Quintana PJE, Dodd-Butera T, Shaputnic C, Ramirez-Zetina M, Batista A, Sierra M. Inter-Individual Variation in Levels of the Detoxifying Enzyme Glutathione S- Transferase pi (GSTP1) in Placentas from a Mexican Population; Journal of Children’s Health; Vol 2., No.1, p 41-51. 2004 Dodd-Butera T, Valdez Banda F, dePeyster A, Turchen S; July – December 2000. Maternal – Fetal Lead Burden, Fetal Outcome, and Reported Lead Risks: An investigation from Hospital General de Tijuana; Journal of Border Health; Vol. V, No. II; pgs. 15-22.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.