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Document ID (ISN)59433
CIS number 93-219
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Borland R., Pierce J.P., Burns D.M., Gilpin E., Johnson M., Bal D.
Title Protection from environmental tobacco smoke in California. The case for a smoke-free workplace
Bibliographic information 12 Aug. 1992, Vol.268, No.6, p.749-752. 32 ref.
Abstract A survey of 7,162 nonsmoking indoor workers in California showed that nonsmokers working where there was only a work-area ban were 2.8 times more likely to be exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) than those working in a smoke-free work site. In workplaces with no policy or a policy not covering the work area, nonsmokers were over eight times more likely to be exposed to ETS than those who worked in a smoke-free work site. Results indicate that adequate protection of nonsmokers from ETS exposure requires a smoke-free site.
Descriptors (primary) California; passive smoking; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; USA; sex-linked differences; controlled smoking; age-linked differences; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Passive smoking
Smoking