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Document ID (ISN)63296
CIS number 94-1988
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ide C.W.
Title Smoking and work-related health
Bibliographic information May 1994, Vol.12, No.5, p.16-19. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; health hazards; synergism; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) health programmes; chronic bronchitis; asbestos; cardiovascular diseases; emphysema; lung cancer; radioactive substances; asthma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking