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Tobacco smoking increases dramatically air concentrations of endotoxin

Larsson L., Szponar B., Pehrson C., 2004
tobacco smoke | measurement | respiratory illness | pollutant
Bibliographic info: Indoor Air , Vol. 14, N° 6, December 2004, pp 421-424, 6 Tab., 2 Fig., 10 Ref.
Languages: English

Endotoxin is one of the most powerful inflammatory mediators known. This explains the high prevalence of respiratory disorders among smokers.In this study, GC-MSMS Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry is used to analyze the presence of endotoxin in smoke from active smoking and in environmental tobacco smoke.

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