Smoking cannabis ALTERS your DNA 'causing mutations that can trigger serious illness, including cancer'
- Smoking cannabis alters a person's DNA, causing mutations, experts say
- These mutations can trigger serious illness, including cancer
- Mutations passed to children and future generations, raising their risk too
'With cannabis use increasing globally in recent years, this has a concerning impact for the population.'
While a person may appear healthy and lead a normal life, the unseen damage to their DNA could also be passed on to their children, and cause illness for several generations to come.
'Even if a mother has never used cannabis in her life, the mutations passed on by a father's sperm can cause serious and fatal illnesses in their children,' Dr Reece said.
'The parents may not realize that they are carrying these mutations, which can lie dormant and may only affect generations down the track, which is the most alarming aspect.'
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