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Main Title Health effects of passive smoking : assessment of lung cancer in adults and respiratory disorders in children /
CORP Author Brown (Kenneth G.), Chapel Hill, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600-6-90-006A; EPA 600-6-90-006A OHEA-C-361
Stock Number PB90-261652
OCLC Number 22095027
Subjects Lungs--Cancer ; Asthma
Additional Subjects Pulmonary neoplasms ; Smoking ; Tobacco ; Respiratory diseases ; Adults ; Children ; Epidemiology ; Lung cancer ; Passive smoking ; Public health ; Pulmonary functions ; Health hazards ; Mothers ; Indoor air pollution
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA/600/6-90/006A Region 2 Library/New York,NY 04/20/2001 DISPERSAL
EJAD  EPA 600/6-90-006A Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/28/1990 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-6-90-006A Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2016
EJED  EPA 600-6-90-006A OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/27/1990
ERAD  EPA 600/6-90-006A Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/14/1990
ESAD  EPA 600-6-90-006A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
ESAD  EPA 600-6-90-006A Executive Summary Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/01/2016
NTIS  PB90-261652 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
The draft document addresses the scientific, mostly epidemiologic, evidence on the potential association between passive smoking or Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults, and respiratory disorders in children. With respect to lung cancer in adults the draft report concludes that ETS is causally associated with lung cancer in nonsmoking adults and that according to EPA guidelines for carcinogen risk assessment, ETS is a Group A (known human) carcinogen; and that approximately 3800 lung cancer deaths per year among nonsmokers (never-smokers and former smokers) of both sexes in the United States are attributable to ETS. With respect to respiratory effects in children, ETS exposure from parental smoking, especially during infancy, is associated with increased prevalence of acute lower-respiratory tract infections (bronchitis and pneumonia), symptoms of irritation (cough, sputum, wheeze), and middle ear effusions (a sign of chronic middle ear disease). It also concludes that ETS is associated with reduced lung function and with a small reduction in the rate of pulmonary growth and development in children of mothers who smoke during their early childhood.
"External Review Draft." "Office of Health and Environmental Assessment." "Office of Atmospheric and Indoor Air Programs." "Office of Air and Radiation." "Office of Research and Development." "May 1990." "EPA/600-6-90-006A."