Involuntary smoking and lung cancer.

  title={Involuntary smoking and lung cancer.},
  author={Paolo Boffetta},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={28 Suppl 2},
  • Paolo Boffetta
  • Published 2002 in
    Scandinavian journal of work, environment…
Involuntary smoking contains human carcinogens. Exposure prevalence among adults is on the order of 40%. A meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies on lung cancer and exposure to involuntary smoking from the spouse included 51 studies. The overall relative risk (RR), based on 7369 cases of lung cancer, was 1.25 [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.15-1.37]. No evidence existed of an RR difference between the two genders, and study design had no influence on the results. The summary RR was lower… CONTINUE READING

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