|Document ID (ISN)||63296|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Smoking and work-related health
||May 1994, Vol.12, No.5, p.16-19. Illus. 21 ref.
||Occupational hazards with which smoking has a synergistic effect are reviewed. Studies have indicated an increased risk of lung cancer among smokers occupationally exposed to certain toxic substances, in particular asbestos, compared to non-smokers. Similar results were found in surveys of tin miners exposed to radioactive materials. Cigarette smokers have a greater than expected incidence of occupational asthma symptoms, while an excess of cancer of the kidneys and bladder has been observed in smokers exposed to occupational causes of these diseases. Implications for health and safety staff are outlined, in particular the need for effective smoking policies.
||occupational diseases; health hazards; synergism; smoking
||health programmes; chronic bronchitis; asbestos; cardiovascular diseases; emphysema; lung cancer; radioactive substances; asthma
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)