|Document ID (ISN)||107955|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
|Convention or series no.
||Stayner L., Bena J., Sasco A.J., Smith R., Steenland K., Kreuzer M., Staif K.
||Lung cancer risk and workplace exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
||Mar. 2007, Vol.97, No.3, p.545-551. Illus. 53 ref.
||This literature survey sought to quantitatively evaluate the association between workplace environmental tobacco smoke exposure and lung cancer. A meta-analysis of data from 22 studies on workplace exposure to tobacco smoke and lung cancer risk was carried out. Estimates of relative risk from these studies were analyzed by fitting the data to fixed and mixed effects models. Analyses of highly exposed workers and of the relationship between duration of exposure and lung cancer were also performed. The analysis indicated a 24% increase in lung cancer risk (relative risk (RR)=1.24) among workers exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. A two-fold increased risk (RR=2.01) was observed for workers classified as being highly exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. A strong relationship was observed between lung cancer and duration of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
||smoking; risk factors; lung cancer; passive smoking
||literature survey; dose-response relationship; length of exposure; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany; France; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)