|Document ID (ISN)||65975|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Hammond S.K., Sorensen G., Youngstrom R., Ockene J.K.
||Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
||27 Sep. 1995, Vol.274, No.12, p.956-960. Illus. 30 ref.
||A survey was carried out to measure the average weekly concentration of environmental tobacco smoke in 23 worksites in Massachusetts, USA. Approximately 25 samplers were placed in each worksite for a week. Nicotine concentrations fell from a median of 8.6µg/m3 in the open offices at worksites that allowed smoking to 1.3µg/m3 in sites that restricted smoking, and to 0.3µg/m3 in worksites that banned smoking. Non-office workspaces were similarly affected. Results indicate that occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke presents a substantial risk to workers in the absence of a policy restricting or banning smoking.
||USA; nicotine; controlled smoking; exposure evaluation; passive smoking
||survey; comparative study; determination in air
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)