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Exposure of the US population to environmental tobacco smoke: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 to 1991.
OBJECTIVE To estimate the extent of exposure of the US population to environmental tobacco smoke and the contribution of the home and workplace environment to environmental tobacco smoke exposure. Expand
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Acute pulmonary hemorrhage in infants associated with exposure to Stachybotrys atra and other fungi.
BACKGROUND A geographic cluster of 10 cases of pulmonary hemorrhage and hemosiderosis in infants occurred in Cleveland, Ohio, between January 1993 and December 1994. STUDY DESIGN ThisExpand
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Effects of air pollution on the respiratory health of asthmatic children living in Mexico City.
The relation between air pollution and the exacerbation of childhood asthma was studied in a panel of 71 children (aged 5 to 7 yr) with mild asthma who resided in the northern part of mexico City.Expand
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Pulmonary fibrosis deaths in the United States, 1979-1991. An analysis of multiple-cause mortality data.
We sought to describe pulmonary fibrosis mortality in the United States from 1979 through 1991 by analyzing death certificate reports compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics. Of theExpand
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Lethal paralytic shellfish poisoning in Guatemala.
An outbreak of paralytic shellfish poisoning occurred in Champerico, on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, July-August 1987. Of 187 people affected with characteristic neurologic symptoms, 26 died. AExpand
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Methyl tertiary butyl ether in human blood after exposure to oxygenated fuel in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Residents of Fairbanks, Alaska reported health complaints when 15%, by volume, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) was added to gasoline during an oxygenated fuel program. We conducted an exposureExpand
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Unintentional carbon monoxide-related deaths in the United States, 1979 through 1988.
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of recent unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning deaths in the United States. DESIGN Descriptive analysis of carbon monoxide-related deaths in the UnitedExpand
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A review of the use of saliva cotinine as a marker of tobacco smoke exposure.
  • R. Etzel
  • Medicine
  • Preventive medicine
  • 1 March 1990
Cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine, is a useful marker of exposure to tobacco smoke. It can be measured in plasma, urine, or saliva. However, distinguishing between active and passive smokingExpand
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Effects of urban air pollutants on emergency visits for childhood asthma in Mexico City.
The metropolitan area of Mexico City, Mexico, has serious air pollution problems. Although air contaminants may contribute to clinical asthma, there are at present no data on the relation between airExpand
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Effects of intermittent ozone exposure on peak expiratory flow and respiratory symptoms among asthmatic children in Mexico City.
In a panel study of Mexican children (5-13 y of age) with mild asthma, the authors studied the relationship between ozone exposure and the course of childhood asthma. Decrements in peak expiratoryExpand
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