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Environmental and individual exposure to secondhand aerosol of electronic cigarettes in confined spaces: Results from the TackSHS Project

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dc.contributor.author Amalia, Beladenta
dc.contributor.author Fu, Marcela
dc.contributor.author Tigova, Olena
dc.contributor.author Ballbé, Montse
dc.contributor.author Castellano, Yolanda
dc.contributor.author Semple, Sean
dc.contributor.author Clancy, Luke
dc.contributor.author Vardavas, Constantine
dc.contributor.author López, Maria José
dc.contributor.author Cortés, Nuria
dc.contributor.author Pérez Ortuño, Raúl, 1976-
dc.contributor.author Pascual, José A.
dc.contributor.author Fernández, Esteve
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-20T05:58:28Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Amalia B, Fu M, Tigova O, Ballbè M, Castellano Y, Semple S, Clancy L, Vardavas C, López MJ, Cortés N, Pérez-Ortuño R, Pascual JA, Fernández E. Environmental and individual exposure to secondhand aerosol of electronic cigarettes in confined spaces: Results from the TackSHS Project. Indoor Air. 2021;31(5):1601-13. DOI: 10.1111/ina.12841
dc.identifier.issn 0905-6947
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/48479
dc.description.abstract Secondhand electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) aerosol (SHA) might impair indoor air quality and expose bystanders. This study aims to investigate exposure to SHA in controlled conditions of enclosed settings simulating real-world scenario. An experiment was performed in a car and in a room, in which SHA was generated during a 30-minute ad libitum use of an e-cigarette. The experiment was replicated on five consecutive days in each setting. We measured PM2.5 , airborne nicotine concentrations, and biomarkers of exposure to SHA, such as nicotine metabolites, tobacco-specific nitrosamines, propylene glycol, and glycerol in bystanders' saliva samples before, during, and after the exposure period. Self-reported health symptoms related to exposure to SHA were also recorded. The results showed that the highest median PM2.5 concentration was recorded during the exposure period, being 21 µg/m3 in the room setting and 16 µg/m3 in the car setting-about twofold increase compared to the baseline. Most concentrations of the airborne nicotine and all biomarkers were below the limit of quantification in both settings. Bystanders in both settings experienced some short-term irritation symptoms, expressed as dry throat, nose, eyes, and phlegm. In conclusion, short-term use of an e-cigarette in confined spaces increased indoor PM2.5 level and caused some irritation symptoms in bystanders.
dc.description.sponsorship This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 681040. BA received the support of a fellowship from “La Caixa” Foundation (ID 100010434; Fellowship code: LCF/BQ/IN17/11620013). The Tobacco Control Research Group at ICO-IDIBELL (BA, EF, MF, OT, MB, YC) is partly supported by the Ministry of Universities and Research, Government of Catalonia (2017SGR319) and thanks CERCA Programme Generalitat de Catalunya for the institutional support to IDIBELL. EF is partly supported by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Government of Spain, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER; INT16/00211 and INT17/00103). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Indoor Air. 2021;31(5):1601-13
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Amalia B, Fu M, Tigova O, Ballbè M, Castellano Y, Semple S, Clancy L, Vardavas C, López MJ, Cortés N, Pérez-Ortuño R, Pascual JA, Fernández E. Environmental and individual exposure to secondhand aerosol of electronic cigarettes in confined spaces: Results from the TackSHS Project. Indoor Air. 2021;31(5):1601-13. DOI: 10.1111/ina.12841, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ina.12841. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
dc.title Environmental and individual exposure to secondhand aerosol of electronic cigarettes in confined spaces: Results from the TackSHS Project
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ina.12841
dc.subject.keyword Biomarker
dc.subject.keyword Electronic cigarette
dc.subject.keyword Electronic nicotine delivery systems
dc.subject.keyword Environmental pollution
dc.subject.keyword Passive exposure
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/681040
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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