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Document ID (ISN)56628
CIS number 91-1594
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cummings K.M., Markello S.J., Mahoney M., Bhargava A.K., McElroy P.D., Marshall J.R.
Title Measurement of current exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1990, Vol.45, No.2, p.74-79. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract An epidemiological study was performed in a cancer screening clinic in Buffalo (NY, USA) in 1986 to determine the effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among 663 never- and ex-smokers by using measurement of urinary cotinine levels and determining the prevalence of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. The most frequently mentioned sources of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke were at work (28%) and at home (27%). Cotinine was found in the urine of 91% subjects. Cotinine values increased significantly with the number of exposures reported.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; passive smoking; determination in urine; environmental pollution; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Environmental pollution
Passive smoking
Exposure evaluation