Scientific Review of 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.
- Appendix 3A: IARC (1986) Vol. 38. Evaluation of the carcinogenic risk of chemicals to humans – Tobacco Smoking Epidemiology Studies of Cancer in Humans. pp. 199-375.
- Appendix 3B: U.S.EPA (1992) Respiratory health effects of passive smoking: lung cancer and other disorders. EPA/600/6-90/006F Chapter 5: Hazard Identification II: Interpretation of Epidemiologic Studies on Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Lung Cancer. Appendix A, Table 4-10 Study scores for tier assignments.
- Appendix 3C: California EPA (1997) Health Effects of Exposure of Environmental Tobacco Smoke. Chapter 7: Carcinogenic Effects.
- NTP Board of Scientific Counselors RoC Subcommittee Meeting (December 2–3, 1998)
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