National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Environmental Tobacco Smoke

http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/19651
  • Primary Uses or Exposures: Environmental tobacco smoke, a by-product of smoking, is a complex mixture of thousands of chemicals that are emitted from burning tobacco. It is estimated that approximately 9 to 12 million children, aged six and younger, are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke in their homes.
  • Nominated by: NIEHS
  • Basis for Nomination: IARC1 classification as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence in humans
  • Current Status: Listed in the RoC as known to be a human carcinogen since the 9th RoC (2000); See Tobacco Related Exposures

1 International Agency For Research On Cancer (IARC)

The NTP is administratively located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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