|Document ID (ISN)||67088|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Cardiovascular disease and occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
||Mar. 1996, Vol.57, No.3, p.285-294. 75 ref.
||Results of chemical analysis, animal experiments and human studies are reviewed and found not to support claims of an association between workers' exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and occupational coronary heart disease. Based on current OSHA practices for the regulation of emissions from other complex mixtures, it is proposed that ETS levels be regulated by monitoring levels of its surrogates, particularly nicotine, carbon monoxide, benzo(a)pyrene and carbon disulfide, substances associated with cardiovascular disease. Data indicate that the levels of these substances potentially arising from ETS do not approach their respective permissible exposure limits. Further regulation of ETS to prevent cardiovascular disease does not appear to be warranted.
||smoking; passive smoking; cardiovascular diseases; limitation of exposure; determination in air; mixtures
||literature survey; carbon monoxide; epidemiologic study; nicotine; benzo(a)pyrene; carbon disulfide
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)