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Document ID (ISN)68618
CIS number 97-544
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bergman T.A., Johnson D.L., Boatright D.T., Smallwood K.G., Rando R.J.
Title Occupational exposure of nonsmoking nightclub musicians to environmental smoke
Bibliographic information Aug. 1996, Vol.57, No.8, p.746-752. 27 ref.
Abstract Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in three nightclubs was assessed using total suspended particulate (TSP), the ultraviolet absorbing fraction of TSP (UVPM), gaseous nicotine, saliva nicotine, saliva cotinine, and perceived smokiness as exposure/dose indicators. Measured exposures were as high as, or higher than, those of other occupational groups studied, including bartenders and waitresses. UVPM levels were associated with gaseous and saliva nicotine concentrations. Correlation of TSP with UVPM and with gaseous and saliva nicotine was poor, suggesting that TSP should not be used as the sole indicator of ETS exposure. Saliva nicotine did not appear to be a reliable indicator of absorbed dose.
Descriptors (primary) entertainment services; cotinine; exposure evaluation; passive smoking; nicotine
Descriptors (secondary) determination in saliva; ventilation; determination in air; dust measurement; musicians
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
Entertainment services and sports
Passive smoking