Secondhand tobacco smoke: A source of lead exposure in US children and adolescents

Andria Apostolou, Esther Garcia-Esquinas, Jeffrey J. Fadrowski, Pat McLain, Virginia Marie Weaver, Ana Navas Acien

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Objectives. We evaluated the relationship between secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure and blood lead levels in US children and adolescents. Methods. We analyzed data from 6830 participants aged 3-19 years in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2004) who were not active smokers and for whom SHS exposure information and blood lead measurements were available. Results. After multivariable adjustment, participants in the highest quartile of serum cotinine (≥0.44 μg/L) had 28% (95% confidence interval=21%, 36%) higher blood lead levels than had those in the lowest quartile (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-722
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume102
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Tobacco
Cotinine
Nutrition Surveys
Confidence Intervals
Serum
Lead

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Secondhand tobacco smoke : A source of lead exposure in US children and adolescents. / Apostolou, Andria; Garcia-Esquinas, Esther; Fadrowski, Jeffrey J.; McLain, Pat; Weaver, Virginia Marie; Navas Acien, Ana.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 714-722.

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Apostolou, Andria ; Garcia-Esquinas, Esther ; Fadrowski, Jeffrey J. ; McLain, Pat ; Weaver, Virginia Marie ; Navas Acien, Ana. / Secondhand tobacco smoke : A source of lead exposure in US children and adolescents. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 102, No. 4. pp. 714-722.
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