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Document ID (ISN)111479
CIS number 11-0103
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ostrea E.M., Villanueva-Uy E., Ngerncham S., Punnakanta L., Batilando M.J., Agarwal P., Pensler E., Corrion M., Ramos E.F., Romero J., Thomas R.L.
Title An epidemiologic study comparing fetal exposure to tobacco smoke in three Southeast Asian countries
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 2008, Vol.14, No.4, p.257-262. 34 ref.
Abstract The high prevalence of smoking in Southeast Asia means pregnant women face exposure to tobacco smoke that may affect the health of their fetus. This study determined fetal exposure to tobacco smoke by meconium analysis for cotinine in three regions of Southeast Asia, located in the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. Maternal exposure to tobacco smoke (active and passive ranged from 54.1% to 71.1%, while foetal exposure to tobacco smoke (by meconium analysis) ranged from 1.3% to 13.1%; however, a large proportion of infants who tested positive for cotinine (65%) were born to mothers who gave no history of either active or passive exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) nicotine; smoking; passive smoking; expectant mothers; children
Descriptors (secondary) Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; determination in biological matter; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Workplace health promotion
Passive smoking