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Document ID (ISN)107955
CIS number 08-400
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stayner L., Bena J., Sasco A.J., Smith R., Steenland K., Kreuzer M., Staif K.
Title Lung cancer risk and workplace exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
Bibliographic information Mar. 2007, Vol.97, No.3, p.545-551. Illus. 53 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; risk factors; lung cancer; passive smoking
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; dose-response relationship; length of exposure; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; France; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Passive smoking