The accurate determination of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is notoriously difficult.
There have been to date two approaches to determining this exposure in the study of association of passive smoking and lung cancer: the biochemical approach, using cotinine in the main as a marker, and the epidemiological approach.
Typically results of the former have yielded much lower relative risk than the latter, and have tended to be ignored in favour of the latter, although there has been considerable debate as to the logical basis for this.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Tabagisme passif, Epidémiologie, Bronchopulmonaire, Facteur risque, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Marqueur biologique, Cotinine, Australie, Océanie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Passive smoking, Epidemiology, Bronchopulmonary, Risk factor, Respiratory disease, Biological marker, Australia, Oceania, Human
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Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 199406.