Environmental Tobacco Smoke
- 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)
Web page last updated on January 05, 2009