Preliminary evidence that high levels of nicotine on children’s hands may contribute to overall tobacco smoke exposure
OPEN Tobacco control | 1 Apr 2017
EM Mahabee-Gittens, AL Merianos and GE Matt
Dust and surfaces are important sources of lead and pesticide exposure in young children. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate if third-hand smoke (THS) pollutants accumulate on the hands of children who live in environments where tobacco is used and if hand nicotine levels are associated with second-hand smoke (SHS), as measured by salivary cotinine.
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