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Document ID (ISN)65975
CIS number 96-230
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hammond S.K., Sorensen G., Youngstrom R., Ockene J.K.
Title Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
Bibliographic information 27 Sep. 1995, Vol.274, No.12, p.956-960. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; nicotine; controlled smoking; exposure evaluation; passive smoking
Descriptors (secondary) survey; comparative study; determination in air
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
Exposure evaluation
Heterocyclic compounds
Passive smoking
Fires