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Main Title Respiratory health effects of passive smoking : lung cancer and other disorders.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jinot, Jennifer.
Bayard, Steven P.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/6090/006F; EPA/600/6-90/006F
Stock Number PB93-134419
Subjects Passive smoking--Physiological effect. ; Respiratory organs--Diseases--Research. ; Environmental Exposure. ; Respiratory Tract Diseases--etiology. ; Tobacco Smoke Pollution--adverse effects.
Additional Subjects Tobacco smoke pollution ; Environmental health ; Lung neoplasms ; Respiratory diseases ; Smoking ; Tobacco ; Epidemiologic factors ; Adults ; Children ; Passive smoking
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NTIS  PB93-134419 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 535 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report addresses the weight of evidence on the potential associations between passive smoking or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and (1) lung cancer in nonsmoking adults, and (2) noncancer respiratory disorders, primarily in children. With respect to lung cancer, the report concludes that (1) ETS is causally associated with lung cancer in nonsmoking adults and is an EPA Group A (known human) carcinogen, and (2) approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths per year among nonsmokers of both sexes in the United States are attributable to ETS. With respect to noncancer respiratory effects, the report concludes that ETS exposure to children from parental smoking is causally associated with (1) respiratory symptoms of irritation (cough, sputum, and wheeze); (2) middle ear effusion; (3) reduced lung function; (4) lower respiratory tract infections (LRIs), particularly in infants; and (5) additional episodes and increased severity of asthma in asthmatic children. The evidence also suggests that ETS exposure induces asthma in previously asymptomatic children. In addition, passive smoking causes some respiratory discomfort and reduced lung function in adults.
Includes bibliographical references (pages R-1-R-38). "EPA/600/6-90/006F." "December 1992." "Major funding for this report had been provided by the Indoor Air Division, Office of Atmospheric and Indoor Air Programs." "Jennifer Jinot and Steven Bayard were the scienfitic editors ... Major portions of this revised report were prepared by ICF Incorporated ... under EPA contract no. 68-00-0102"--Page xv. Microfiche.
Contents Notes
Summary and conclusions -- Introduction -- Estimation of environmental tobacco smoke exposure -- Hazard identification I: lung cancer in active smokers, long-term animal bioassays, and genotoxicity studies -- Hazard identification II: interpretation of epidemiologic studies on environmental tobacco smoke and lung cancer -- Population risk of lung cancer from passive smoking -- Passive smoking and respiratory disorders other than cancer -- Assessment of increased risk for respiratory illnesses in children from environmental tobacco smoke.