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Main Title Characterization of Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
Author Lofroth, G. ; Burton, R. M. ; Forehand, L. ; Hammond, S. K. ; Seila, R. L. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Environmental Health Research and Testing, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Massachusetts Univ. Medical School, Worcester.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/546;
Stock Number PB91-242495
Additional Subjects Tobacco smoke pollution ; Mutagens ; Bioassay ; Chemical analysis ; Mutagenicity tests ; Salmonella ; Particulates ; Carbon monoxide ; Hydrocarbons ; Nitrogen oxides ; Nicotine ; Formaldehyde ; Acetaldehyde ; Acrolein ; Benzene ; Isoprene ; Reprints ; Environmental tobacco smoke
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-242495 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) has been analyzed with respect to several components following smoking of research cigarettes in an experimental chamber. Parameters analyzed and their airborne yeild per cigarette included: particulate matter (10 mg) and its mutagenic activity in a Salmonella bioassay, carbon monoxide (67 mg), nitrogen oxides (2 mg), nicotine (0.8-3.3 mg), formaldehyde (2 mg), acetaldehyde (2.4 mg), acrolein (0.56 mg), benzene (0.5 mg) and several unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons (e.g., 1,3-butadiene) of which isoprene (3.1 mg) had the highest yeild. ETS from commercial cigarettes were likewise analyzed in the experimental chamber and at a public location. The relative component composition is similar for the research and commercial cigarettes. All components analyzed were present at concentrations above the background concentrations. Isoprene might be utilized as a tobacco smoke tracer for unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons. (Copyright (c) 1989 American Chemical Society.)