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Title: Asking the right questions to ascertain early childhood secondhand smoke exposures.

Authors: Biagini Myers, Jocelyn M; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Deka, Ranjan; Burkle, Jeffrey W; Levin, Linda S; Bernstein, David I; Villareal, Manuel; Lockey, James E; Reponen, Tiina; Gareri, Joey; Lubetsky, Angelika; Koren, Gideon; Lemasters, Grace K

Published In J Pediatr, (2012 Jun)

Abstract: Secondhand smoke is associated with a myriad of adverse health outcomes. Therefore, it is essential for clinicians to ask precise questions about exposures, particularly for children. We present 4 questions that incorporate several locations of exposure and provide a more comprehensive account of children's smoke exposures than maternal smoking alone.

PubMed ID: 22494871 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Child, Preschool; Cotinine/analysis; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Incidence; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Ontario/epidemiology; Pregnancy; Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects/chemically induced; Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects/epidemiology*; Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects/metabolism; Prognosis; Radioimmunoassay; Socioeconomic Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires/standards*; Time Factors; Tobacco Smoke Pollution/adverse effects*

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