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Document ID (ISN)63384
CIS number 94-1975
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fontham E.T.H., Correa P., Reynolds P., Wu-Williams A., Buffler P.A., Greenberg R.S., Chen V.W., Alterman T., Boyd P., Austin D.F., Liff J.
Title Environmental tobacco smoke and lung cancer in nonsmoking women - A multicenter study
Bibliographic information 8 June 1994, Vol.271, No.22, p.1752-1759. 50 ref.
Abstract A multicentre population-based case-control study to determine the relative risk of lung cancer in nonsmokers exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) was carried out in five metropolitan areas in the USA. Tobacco use by spouses was associated with a 30% excess risk of lung cancer. The excess risk of lung cancer among women ever exposed to ETS during adult life in the household was 24%, in the workplace 39%, and in social settings 50%. When these sources were considered jointly, an increasing risk of lung cancer with increasing duration of exposure was observed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; women; lung cancer; passive smoking
Descriptors (secondary) case-control study; non-occupational factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Passive smoking