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The tobacco-specific nitrosamines from thirdhand smoke as a new concern to public health

Yang, Ditian (2014) The tobacco-specific nitrosamines from thirdhand smoke as a new concern to public health. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Smoking has long been recognized as a hugely serious public health issue. The effects of secondhand smoke have been attached great attention by health agencies worldwide over the past decades. A new risk of tobacco smoke exposure, thirdhand smoke (THS), has been identified in recent years. Tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) are generated by chemical reactions between THS and common air pollutants, which are characterized as a carcinogenic group of substances. Public health has started to consider TSNAs as a new source of environmental pollutant. Even though a small number of studies has begun investigating TSNAs from THS in a variety of contexts and testing its possible health effects, the toxicity of THS and how TSNAs impact on health are still under investigation. The objective of this essay is to review existing evidence on TSNAs and health implication for TSNAs, focusing on how THS differs from secondhand smoke, current evidence regarding the formation of TSNAs and its potential health impacts and addressing possible assessments for THS exposure.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Yang, Ditian
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjimmyp@pitt.eduJIMMYPUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberWang, Jierujieru.wang@chp.eduJIW95UNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 23:11
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2021 08:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21104

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