4)Smoking - A Multidimensional Teratogen
-in terms of smoking cigarettes
-nicotine- not as powerful as cocaine
-constricts blood vessels
-a stimulant- acetylcholine agonist- neurotransmitters that hooks up the muscles
-cannabinoids- over 50 kinds of cannabinoids
-stimulate endogenous cannabinoid system
-creates the 'munchie'
Doesn't allow oxygen to get to your RBC
-not provide your tissues as much oxygen as needed: decreased oxygen delivery, knocks back appetite
-heavy metals - ex: mercury, lead, copper, aluminum, etc.
-manufacturing by-products - ex: PCBs
-ash, soot, toxic gases etc. from carbon-based fuels - manufacturing, mining, tar sands
-agricultural by-products - ex: herbicides and pesticides, animal waste products