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Document ID (ISN)64283
CIS number 95-642
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hedge A., Erickson W.A., Rubin G.
Title The effects of alternative smoking policies on indoor air quality in 27 office buildings
Bibliographic information June 1994, Vol.38, No.3, p.265-278. 21 ref.
Abstract The effect of alternative smoking policies, which prohibited or restricted smoking, on indoor air quality was studied in 27 air-conditioned office buildings. Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, respirable particulates, formaldehyde, ultraviolet particulate matter, nicotine, air temperature, relative humidity and illumination were measured at eight sample sites in each building. Smoking policy had no effect on carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, relative humidity, formaldehyde, air temperature or illumination for open office areas. It did have an effect on levels of respirable suspended particulates, ultraviolet particulate matter and nicotine.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; environmental pollution; evaluation of control measures; offices
Descriptors (secondary) air temperature; humidity; formaldehyde; carbon monoxide; comparative study; nicotine; restricted areas; occupational hygiene evaluation; carbon dioxide
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Office work
Accident research
Environmental pollution