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Document ID (ISN)45482
CIS number 86-133
ISBN(s) 3-527-27347-6
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Henschler D.
Title Passive smoking in the workplace
Original title Passivrauchen am Arbeitsplatz [in German]
Bibliographic information Senatskommission zur PrŘfung gesundheitsschńdlicher Arbeitsstoffe, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Kennedyallee 40, 5300 Bonn 2, Federal Republic of Germany, 1985. 34p. 95 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; tobacco; hazard evaluation; harmful substances; nicotine
Descriptors (secondary) report; exposure evaluation; research; animal experiments; human experiments; epidemiologic study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Heterocyclic compounds
Passive smoking