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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822971/second-hand-smoke-exposure-in-homes-with-children-assessment-of-airborne-nicotine-in-the-living-room-and-children-s-bedroom
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Teresa Arechavala, Xavier Continente, Mónica Pérez-Ríos, Anna Schiaffino, Esteve Fernandez, Núria Cortés-Francisco, Francesc Centrich, Glòria Muñoz, Maria J López
BACKGROUND: The introduction of 'smoke-free laws' has reduced the population's exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS), although SHS is still an issue in homes and other public places. Children are vulnerable to its health effects, and their greatest exposure occurs at home. OBJECTIVES: To assess airborne nicotine concentration of the living room and children's bedroom of homes with children under 13 years of age, and to analyse factors associated with these levels...
August 19, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812472/modifiable-risk-factors-associated-with-bronchiolitis
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Raffaella Nenna, Renato Cutrera, Antonella Frassanito, Claudia Alessandroni, Ambra Nicolai, Giulia Cangiano, Laura Petrarca, Serena Arima, Serena Caggiano, Nicola Ullman, Paola Papoff, Enea Bonci, Corrado Moretti, Fabio Midulla
BACKGROUND: We sought to clarify possibly modifiable risk factors related to pollution responsible for acute bronchiolitis in hospitalized infants. METHODS: For this observational study, we recruited 213 consecutive infants with bronchiolitis (cases: median age: 2 months; age range: 0.5-12 months; boys: 55.4%) and 213 children aged <3 years (controls: median age: 12 months; age range: 0.5-36 months; boys: 54.5%) with a negative medical history for lower respiratory tract diseases hospitalized at 'Sapienza' University Rome and IRCCS Bambino Gesù Hospital...
August 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810685/characterising-the-exposure-of-prison-staff-to-second-hand-tobacco-smoke
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Sean Semple, Helen Sweeting, Evangelia Demou, Greig Logan, Rachel O'Donnell, Kate Hunt
Second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS) is an avoidable and harmful exposure in the workplace but >25000 prison staff continue to be exposed on a daily basis in the UK and many more worldwide. SHS exposures in prisons are incompletely understood but may be considerable given the large proportion of smoking prisoners and limited ventilation. This study characterized the exposure of prison staff to SHS in all 15 prisons in Scotland using multiple methods. Exposure assessment strategies included 6-day area measurement of fine Particulate Matter (PM2...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792710/effects-of-passive-smoking-on-glycemic-parameters-and-lipid-profiles-in-a-chinese-female-population
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Lijuan Gu, Jing Li, Gui Pan, Xiaojun Zhou, Jianmin Zhang, Xiaoyang Lai, Jianping Liu
BACKGROUND: The adverse effects of exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke on glucose and lipid parameters in women and the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In this prospective community-based study, we examined the effects of passive smoking on glycemic parameters and lipid profiles in a Chinese female population. METHODS: Of 3197 healthy women enrolled (30 - 75 years), 2082 self-reported passive exposure to smoke (≥ 15 minutes/day, 3 days/week, > 1 year) and 1115 had no smoke exposure (control group)...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781027/tobacco-exposure-as-determined-by-serum-cotinine-and-subclinical-myocardial-injury-in-individuals-free-from-cardiovascular-disease
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Muhammad Ali, Yabing Li, Wesley T O'Neal, Elsayed Z Soliman
Tobacco exposure including second-hand smoke is the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Serum cotinine, a highly sensitive and specific biomarker for tobacco exposure, is a more accurate measure of tobacco exposure than self-reported smoking status. Although the harmful effect of tobacco exposure on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (e.g., atherosclerosis) or hard CVD outcomes (e.g., myocardial infarction) is well established, its effect on intermediate outcomes such as subclinical myocardial injury (SMI), especially in nonsmokers, is not clear...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756465/estimating-lung-cancer-mortality-attributable-to-second-hand-smoke-exposure-in-germany
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Heiko Becher, Matthias Belau, Volker Winkler, Annette Aigner
OBJECTIVES: Public health measures such as nonsmoker protection laws affect smoking prevalence and consequently the number of lung cancer deaths attributable to second hand smoke (SHS). In Germany, a risk assessment of SHS has been performed in 1994 only, and therefore, a reassessment is of interest. METHODS: Based on current knowledge on the relative risk of lung cancer from SHS, SHS prevalence, lung cancer deaths in Germany, and two approaches to estimate the number of never smokers among lung cancer deaths, we estimated the current number of deaths attributable to SHS among never smokers in Germany...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750224/second-hand-smoke-generated-by-combustion-and-electronic-smoking-devices-used-in-real-scenarios-ultrafine-particle-pollution-and-age-related-dose-assessment
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Carmela Protano, Maurizio Manigrasso, Pasquale Avino, Matteo Vitali
Aerosol measurements were carried out in a model room where both combustion (conventional and hand-rolled cigarettes, a cigar and tobacco pipe) and non-combustion (e-cigarette and IQOS®) devices were smoked. The data were used to estimate the dose of particles deposited in the respiratory systems of individuals from 3months to 21years of age using the multiple-path particle dosimetry (MPPD) model. Regardless of the smoking device, the highest doses were received by infants, which reached 9.88×10(8)particles/kg bw during a cigar smoking session...
July 24, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731859/air-pollution-and-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-and-future-directions
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Natalia Palacios
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease of unknown etiology that is thought to be caused by a complex combination of environmental and/or genetic factors. Air pollution exposure is linked to numerous adverse effects on human health, including brain inflammation and oxidative stress, processes that are believed to contribute to the development and progression of PD. This review provides an overview of recent advances in the epidemiology of air pollution and PD, including evidence of the effects of various pollutants (ozone, PM10, PM2...
July 21, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711818/the-association-between-second-hand-smoke-exposure-and-depressive-symptoms-among-pregnant-women
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Jingya Huang, Guoming Wen, Weikang Yang, Zhenjiang Yao, Chuan'an Wu, Xiaohua Ye
Tobacco smoking and depression are strongly associated, but the possible association between second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure and depression is unclear. This study aimed to examine the possible relation between SHS exposure and depressive symptoms among pregnant women. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Shenzhen, China, using a multistage sampling method. The univariable and multivariable logistic regression models were used to explore the associations between SHS exposure and depressive symptoms. Among 2176 pregnant women, 10...
June 29, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701166/which-early-life-events-or-current-environmental-and-lifestyle-factors-influence-lung-function-in-adolescents-results-from-the-giniplus-lisaplus-studies
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Agnes Luzak, Elaine Fuertes, Claudia Flexeder, Marie Standl, Andrea von Berg, Dietrich Berdel, Sibylle Koletzko, Joachim Heinrich, Dennis Nowak, Holger Schulz
BACKGROUND: Various factors may affect lung function at different stages in life. Since investigations that simultaneously consider several factors are rare, we examined the relative importance of early life, current environmental/lifestyle factors and allergic diseases on lung function in 15-year-olds. METHODS: Best subset selection was performed for linear regression models to investigate associations between 21 diverse early life events and current factors with spirometric parameters (forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s and maximal mid-expiratory flow (FEF25-75)) in 1326 participants of the German GINIplus and LISAplus birth cohorts...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694198/surviving-with-smog-and-smoke-precision-interventions
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Hua Linda Cai, Chen Wang
Despite continuous efforts of regional governmental agencies, air pollution remains a major threat to public health worldwide. In January 2017, a severe episode of smog similar to the Great Smog of 1952 occurred in London. The longest episode of Chinese haze also developed in Beijing, during which levels of particulate matter < 2.5 μm rose to 500 μg/m(3). European smog and Chinese haze are associated with large numbers of premature deaths each year, 400,000 and 1.2 million, respectively, primarily from respiratory diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, and ischemic heart diseases...
July 8, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680513/comparison-of-ultrasound-measured-properties-of-the-common-carotid-artery-to-tobacco-smoke-exposure-in-a-cohort-of-indonesian-patients
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Allen R Yu, Bima Hasjim, Luke E Yu, Christopher Gabriel, Alexander Anshus, Jonathan B Lee, Michael J Louthan, Esther C Kim, Katrina Lee, Christina Tse, Thomas Keown, Shadi Lahham, Maili Alvarado, Steven Bunch, Abdulatif Gari, J Christian Fox
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to investigate the relationship between tobacco smoke exposure and the characteristics of the common carotid artery (CCA). The effect of both primary and secondary smoking on CCA properties was evaluated. METHODS: We performed a prospective cross-sectional study across 20 primary care clinics in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia in July 2016. Point of care ultrasound was performed on a convenience sample of Indonesian patients presenting to clinic...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666547/staff-and-patient-perspectives-of-a-smoke-free-health-services-policy-in-south-australia-a-state-wide-implementation
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Kimberley Martin, Joanne Dono, Greg Sharplin, Jacqueline Bowden, Caroline Miller
Few jurisdictions have implemented and evaluated a complete smoking ban across all health sites in their jurisdiction, with no designated smoking areas. This article examines staff and patient perceptions and experiences of a mandated smoke-free policy implemented across all government health facilities in South Australia, including mental health sites. An online survey of health staff was conducted prior to policy implementation (n=3098), 3 months post-implementation (n=2673) and 15 months post-implementation (n=2890)...
June 20, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665927/age-dependent-sensitivity-of-the-mouse-kidney-to-chronic-nicotine-exposure
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Istvan Arany, Samuel Hall, Mehul Dixit
BACKGROUND: Many adolescents are exposed to nicotine via smoking, E-cigarette-use or second-hand-smoke. Nicotine-induced renal oxidative stress and its long-term-consequences may be higher in adolescents than in adults due to intrinsic factors in the adolescent kidney. METHODS: Adolescent and adult male C57Bl/6J mice were subjected to 2 or 200 μg/ml nicotine, which closely emulates passive or active smoking, for 4 weeks. Extent of nicotine exposure (cotinine content), oxidative stress (HNE), renal function (creatinine), tubular injury (KIM-1) and pre-treatment renal levels of select pro- (p66shc) and anti-oxidant (Nrf2/MnSOD) genes were determined...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659240/children-s-second-hand-tobacco-smoke-exposure-the-silent-killer
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EDITORIAL
C A Jimenez-Ruiz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658458/-exposure-to-point-of-sale-tobacco-displays-in-argentina-evidence-from-the-2013-national-risk-factor-survey
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Paola Morello, Dolores Ondarsuhu, Mariana Galante, Victoria O'Donnell, Jonatan Konfino
Objective: To describe the population that reports to have visited tobacco points of sale (POS) in Argentina and their perception of tobacco advertising. Materials and methods: We used data from the 2013 National Risk Factor Survey. Results: We included 31 167 respondents (96% of the total) who attended a store that sells cigarettes in the previous 30 days. Overall, 54.1% (67.3% of current smokers, 55.1% of former smokers and 49% of non smokers) referred having seen tobacco advertising at the POS...
2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658449/linking-global-youth-tobacco-survey-gyts-data-to-tobacco-control-policy-in-suriname
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Katherine Lolley, Esha Marhé, William Seymour, Johanna Lakhisaran
Objective: To use evidence from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) to inform tobacco-control policy in Suriname. Materials and methods: The GYTS was conducted in 2000, 2004 and 2009 among secondary school students (13 to 15 years) in a two-stage cluster sample design. Results: 2744 students, age 13 to 15, participated. From 2000 to 2009, results showed an increased prevalence of "current use of cigarettes" and "other tobacco products" in females (31 and 98%)...
2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658105/association-between-formaldehyde-exposure-and-miscarriage-in-chinese-women
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Wenjing Xu, Weiqiang Zhang, Xuezhen Zhang, Taowei Dong, Huiqian Zeng, Qiyun Fan
The aim of this study was to assess whether higher plasma formaldehyde concentration existed in women diagnosed with miscarriage and whether it contributed to higher risk of miscarriage in Chinese women.A case-control study was conducted in 118 women with a diagnosed miscarriage at the first trimester and 191 healthy women who delivered at term. Plasma levels of formaldehyde were measured by gas chromatography in conjunction with mass spectrometry after derivatization of the formaldehyde to the pentafluorophenylhydrazone and characteristics of the subjects including age, education level, occupation, family income, home decoration status, and exposure to second-hand smoke were recorded...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651580/sex-specific-lung-functional-changes-in-adult-mice-exposed-only-to-second-hand-smoke-in-utero
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Alexandra Noël, Rui Xiao, Zakia Perveen, Hasan Zaman, Viviana Le Donne, Arthur Penn
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of epidemiological and experimental studies have associated exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) during pregnancy with adverse outcomes in newborns. As we have previously shown in mice, in utero exposure to SHS at critical stages of fetal development, results in altered lung responses and increased disease susceptibility upon re-exposure to irritants (SHS or ovalbumin) in adulthood. In this study, we asked whether the in utero SHS exposure alone is sufficient to alter lung structure and function in adult mice...
June 27, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650726/maternal-health-related-behaviours-during-pregnancy-a-critical-public-health-issue
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Aleksandra Górniaczyk, Barbara Czech-Szczapa, Maciej Sobkowski, Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska
AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the health-related behaviours of pregnant women. Maternal health-related habits, use of psychoactive medicines, diet, prevention of neural tube defects, oral cavity hygiene, chronic diseases and physical activity were analysed in a group of pregnant women attending antenatal classes. METHODS: Hundred pregnant women recruited from various antenatal classes in Poznań, Poland, were investigated using a questionnaire based on the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
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