Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publication Date

2014

DOI

10.3109/10408444.2014.930092

Publication Title

Critical Reviews in Toxicology

Volume

44

Issue

7

Pages

638-639

Abstract

We were greatly dismayed by Pierce et al.’ s report on the associations between exposure to Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione and cigarette smoking (Pierce et al. 2014). It stated that “ Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione exposures from cigarette smoking far exceed occupational exposures for most food/flavoring workers who smoke. ” Based on this finding, the authors suggested that “ previous claims of a significant exposure – response relationship between diacetyl inhalation and respiratory disease in food/flavoring workers were confounded because none of the investigations considered or quantified the non-occupational diacetyl exposure from cigarette smoke, yet all the cohorts evaluated had considerable smoking histories. ”

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Original Publication Citation

Akpinar-Elci, M., & Elci, O. C. (2014). Re: Pierce et al. Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione exposures associated with cigarette smoking: Implications for risk assessment of food and flavoring workers Crit Rev Toxicol, 2014; 44(5): 420-435. Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 44(7), 638-639. doi:10.3109/10408444.2014.930092

ORCID

0000-0001-8094-261X (Akpinar-Elci)

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