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Document ID (ISN)61240
CIS number 93-1945
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Siegel M.
Title Involuntary smoking in the restaurant workplace: A review of employee exposure and health effects
Bibliographic information 28 July 1993, Vol.270, No.4, p.490-493. 42 ref.
Abstract Evidence from published studies of indoor air quality indicates that levels of environmental tobacco smoke in restaurants are approximately 1.6 to 2.0 times higher than in office workplaces of other businesses and 1.5 times higher than in residences with at least one smoker. Levels in bars are 3.9 to 6.1 times higher than in offices and 4.4 to 4.5 times higher than in residences. Published epidemiological evidence suggests that there may be a 50% increase in lung cancer risk among food-service workers that is in part attributable to tobacco exposure in the workplace.
Descriptors (primary) restaurants; health hazards; passive smoking
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; exposure evaluation; lung cancer; epidemiological aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Hotels and restaurants
Passive smoking