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Tobacco smoke xenobiotic compound appearance in mothers' milk after involuntary smoke exposures I. Nicotine and cotinine

Authors
Journal
Toxicology Letters
0378-4274
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
15
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0378-4274(83)90202-3
Keywords
  • Nicotine
  • Cotinine
  • Breast Milk
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract In the development of the extraction procedure for the analysis of nicotine and cotinine from a single breast milk sample, nicotine and cotinine were detected in 3 of 10 nonsmoking mothers' milk samples. Interviews of these women revealed the presence of nonsmoking husbands and households but of tobacco smoke exposures during the working day. Clinically these levels may be considered inconsequential in regard to the threat to the mother and nursing infant but may be important in studies designed to monitor tobacco smoke xenobiotic compound appearance in breast milk.

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