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Document ID (ISN)74302
CIS number 00-191
ISBN(s) 92-4-157211-6
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 211
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Health effects of interactions between tobacco use and exposure to other agents
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1999. xx, 149p. approx. 600 ref. Price: CHF 36.00 (CHF 25.20 in developing countries).
Abstract This criteria document gives an overview of the health effects of interactions between tobacco use and exposure to other agents. Smoking and passive smoking is a health hazard, inducing acute and chronic respiratory diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Smoking increases the toxic effects of exposure to certain agents (coal dust, pesticides); there may also be a synergistic effect (asbestos, silica, arsenic, radiation) or an antagonistic effect (chloromethylethers). Summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; tobacco; toxicology; physical hazards; synergism; biological hazards; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; antagonistic effects; literature survey; ILO; UNEP; WHO; criteria document; passive smoking; bronchitis; asthma; lung cancer; cardiovascular diseases; smoking
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Passive smoking
Biological hazards