This study evaluated the extent to which acute reactions to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) among 723 adult non-smokers differ between those who report a medical history indicative of atopy and those with no such history.
Reactions to ETS were assessed by asking subjects to report how much it bothers them to be exposed to other people's tobacco smoke and to indicate whether they typically experience symptoms when exposed to ETS.
Study findings support the concept that people with a history of atopy or respiratory illness are more sensitive to the acute irritating effects of ETS compared to people without such a medical history.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tabagisme passif, Fumée, Toxicité, Irritation, Oeil pathologie, Allergie, Immunopathologie, Homme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Non fumeur, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Etats Unis
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Passive smoking, Fumes, Toxicity, Irritation, Eye disease, Allergy, Immunopathology, Human, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Non smoker, Respiratory disease, United States
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0448455
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 199406.