Tobacco Smoke and Involuntary Smoking
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Human
IARC Monographs, Volume 83
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283212836 ISBN-10    9283212835
Order Number    17200083 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    55.00 / US$    66.00 Developing countries:    CHF    38.50
English     2004        1470   pages
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This monograph presents a series of review studies linking tobacco smoke and involuntary (passive) smoking to several cancers.
Evidence of synergy between smoking and several occupational causes of lung cancer (arsenic, asbestos and radon), and between smoking and alcohol consumption for cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and oesophagus and between smoking and human papillomavirus infection for cancer of the cervix have been found. In addition, the working group concluded that involuntary smoking (exposure to secondhand or "environmental " tobacco smoke) is carcinogenic to humans.