|Document ID (ISN)||63384|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||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.
||Environmental tobacco smoke and lung cancer in nonsmoking women - A multicenter study
||8 June 1994, Vol.271, No.22, p.1752-1759. 50 ref.
||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.
||USA; women; lung cancer; passive smoking
||case-control study; non-occupational factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)