|Document ID (ISN)||45482|
|Convention or series no.
||Passive smoking in the workplace
||Passivrauchen am Arbeitsplatz [in German]|
||Senatskommission zur PrŘfung gesundheitsschńdlicher Arbeitsstoffe, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Kennedyallee 40, 5300 Bonn 2, Federal Republic of Germany, 1985. 34p. 95 ref.
||Scientific background of the decision to include a new paragraph on "passive smoking" in the chapter on carcinogenic substances of the 1985 MAC list of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Commission for the Study of Harmful Industrial Substances analysed the conditions of exposure to tobacco smoke by the non-smoker, it reviewed the results of epidemiological research and it evaluated the results of research in man and in animals involving mutagenic and carcinogenic substances in tobacco smoke. In conclusion, it is stated that tobacco smoke contains a mixture of substances harmful to the non-smoker in the workplace, that tobacco smoke is probably the harmful substance to which workers are most widely exposed and that tobacco smoke inhaled passively should be considered on the same basis as other harmful and carcinogenic substances or mixtures.
||carcinogens; tobacco; hazard evaluation; harmful substances; nicotine
||report; exposure evaluation; research; animal experiments; human experiments; epidemiologic study
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)