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Document ID (ISN)56811
CIS number 91-1641
Year 1991
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.91-108
Title NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin No.54 - Environmental tobacco smoke in the workplace - Lung cancer and other health effects
Bibliographic information National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, 1991. ix, 18p. 56 ref.
Abstract This bulletin reviews epidemiologic studies of nonsmokers exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and the associated risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other adverse health effects. Recent studies support and reinforce the conclusions of reviews by the Surgeon General and the National Research Council demonstrating that exposure to ETS can cause lung cancer. Recent evidence also suggests a possible association between ETS exposure and an increased risk of heart disease in nonsmokers. There is insufficient data to draw conclusions about other health effects. Recommendations are given for controlling involuntary exposure to ETS.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; health hazards; passive smoking; USA
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; lung cancer; controlled smoking; epidemiologic study; heart diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Passive smoking
Smoking