|Document ID (ISN)||60835|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Gaffuri E., Maranelli G., Romeo L., Durigato S.
||Exposure of office workers to tobacco smoke
||Esposizione al fumo di tabacco degli impiegati di un'azienda telefonica [in Italian]|
||Nov.-Dec. 1992, Vol.83, No.86, p.596-604. Illus. 17 ref.
||Smoking habits were studied in a group of employees of a telephone company. Of the subjects interviewed, 34% were smokers. The non-smokers said that they were bothered by other people smoking everywhere and also to a considerable extent at the workplace. Differences between smokers and non-smokers and between exposed and non-exposed non-smokers were studied by measuring expired CO and urinary cotinine. An expired CO concentration of 10ppm discriminated between smokers and non-smokers. A mean urinary cotinine concentration of about 16ng/mg creatinine was found in the exposed non-smokers, corresponding to the direct smoking of 1/10 of a cigarette per day. The search for the metabolic phenotype of dextromethorphan, which was taken as an indicator of susceptibility to contract lung cancer, showed that there were no differences between smokers and non-smokers since the rapid metabolisers, and therefore subjects potentially exposed to risk of lung cancer due to tobacco smoke, prevailed in both groups.
||smoking; offices; passive smoking
||lung cancer; determination in urine; individual susceptibility
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)