Detection of cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, in the plasma of birds exposed to secondhand smoke

Carolyn Cray, Joy Roskos, Karen Zielezienski-Roberts

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Abstract

A commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to quantitate cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, in the plasma of caged birds exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. Birds in smoking households were found to have significantly higher plasma cotinine levels (4.3-37.8 ng/ml) than control birds from nonsmoking households (0-3.6 ng/ml) (P < .001). These high levels of cotinine are similar to those reported in humans with clear evidence of clinical alteration and resultant disease from environmental tobacco smoke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Avian
  • Birds
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Cotinine
  • Environmental tobacco smoke
  • Nicotine
  • Secondhand smoke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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