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Tag: smoke exposure

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Cotinine Assay Determines Association between Second Hand Smoke and Caregiver Stress in Children

Association between second hand smoke (SHS) exposure and caregiver stress in children with poorly controlled asthma. Author: Butz AM, et al. (2018), J Asthma. OBJECTIVE: Urban children with asthma experience high rates of second hand smoke (SHS) exposure. The objective was to examine whether SHS exposure is associated with symptom frequency in children with poorly controlled […]

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Salivary Cotinine Suggests Infants from Low-Income Families have a Higher Smoke Exposure Risk

Magnitude and Chronicity of Environmental Smoke Exposure Across Infancy and Early Childhood in a Sample of Low-Income Children. Author: Gatzke-Kopp LM, et al. (2018), Nicotine Tob Res. INTRODUCTION: Infants and young children may be at an increased risk for second- and thirdhand exposure to tobacco smoke because of increased respiration rate and exposure to surface residue. […]

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The Utility of Salivary Cotinine as a Biomarker for Adolescent Smoke Exposure

Examining the Validity of Self-reported Primary and Secondary Exposure to Cigarette Smoke in Adolescent Girls: The Utility of Salivary Cotinine as a Biomarker. Author: Beal SJ, et al. (2018), Subst Use Misuse. BACKGROUND: Studies of cigarette use and exposure often rely on either self-report or cotinine assay. In adolescence it is not clear how well assays […]