Saliva cotinine concentrations were used to examine determinants of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in 393 non-smoking students (age range 16-19 years) attending a sixth form college and living at home.
Cotinine levels were strongly related to the extent of self-reported passive smoking in the past three days.
Individual sources of environmental tobacco smoke identified were smoking by mothers, by fathers, and exposure at college and when out in the evenings.
The results indicate that exposure outside the home may become of equal or greater importance than family smoking in determining the overall passive smoking dose received by this age group.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Europe, Tabagisme passif, Adulte jeune, Non fumeur, Milieu familial, Toxicité, Dosage, Salive, Liquide biologique, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Cotinine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Europe, Passive smoking, Young adult, Non smoker, Family environment, Toxicity, Assay, Saliva, Biological fluid, Epidemiology, United Kingdom
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Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 199406.