Assessing exposures to environmental tobacco smoke.

  title={Assessing exposures to environmental tobacco smoke.},
  author={Brian P. Leaderer},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={10 1},
The combustion of tobacco indoors results in the emission of a wide range of air contaminants that are associated with a variety of acute and chronic health and comfort effects. Exposures to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) are assessed for epidemiologic studies and risk assessment and risk management applications. An individual's or population's exposure to ETS can be assessed by direct methods, which employ personal air monitoring and biomarkers, and indirect methods, which utilize various… CONTINUE READING

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