Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in school children: parent report and urine cotinine measures

Boyaci H. , Etiler N., Duman C., Basyigit I. , Pala A.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.48, no.4, pp.382-389, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2006.02225.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.382-389


Background : Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in the home continues to be a major health risk for children around the world. Measuring ETS is a central feature of clinical and epidemiological studies, with children's exposure often assessed through parental estimates. The authors examined the relationship between parent-reported estimates of children's exposure to ETS and children's urinary cotinine levels and evaluated the ETS exposure and its effect on respiratory health in children.