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Baby's diaper can reveal if mom smoked

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NORTH CAROLINA (KWWL) -- Researchers say they can determine a pregnant woman's smoking habits by her baby's first diaper.

Scientists at the University of North Carolina discovered that meconium, a baby's first stool, can reveal how much mom smoked during pregnancy or if she was exposed to secondhand smoke.

Researchers say meconium may also be used to detect exposure to other environmental toxins like chemicals used in plastics.

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