Indoor air pollution and its effect on pulmonary function of adult non-smoking women: III. Passive smoking and pulmonary function

Int J Epidemiol. 1985 Jun;14(2):227-30. doi: 10.1093/ije/14.2.227.


The association between pulmonary function and exposure to tobacco smoke in the home was investigated in a sample of adult, non-smoking women living in a rural area. The women were all participants in a large longitudinal survey on the natural history and determinants of chronic non-specific lung disease. On cross-sectional analysis, several pulmonary function parameters were found to be significantly associated with exposure to tobacco smoke in the home. There was no association between exposure and pulmonary function decline.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Air Pollutants / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Housing
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Lung / drug effects*
  • Lung / physiology
  • Microclimate
  • Middle Aged
  • Netherlands
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Rural Population
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / adverse effects*


  • Air Pollutants
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution