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Document ID (ISN)111871
CIS number 11-0539
ISBN(s) 978-2-35587-001-9
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dautzenberg B.
Title Tobacco and the 4000 pollutants
Original title Le tabac et les 4000 pollueurs [in French]
Bibliographic information Office franšais de prÚvention du tabagisme, 66 boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris, France, 2009. 36p. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract This booklet on smoking prevention explains that tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, most of which are toxic (including at least 50 which are officially declared as being carcinogenic by health authorities), as well as nicotine, one of the most highly addictive drugs. These chemicals include pesticides, radioactive substances (including polonium 210), carbon monoxide, acetone, mercury, arsenic, tar, lead and cyanides.
Descriptors (primary) France; tobacco; toxic substances; smoking; information dissemination; public OSH institutions; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) carbon monoxide; cyanides; arsenic and compounds; mercury and compounds; lead and compounds; acetone; nicotine; radioactive substances; carcinogens; pesticides; passive smoking
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information