The dangers of secondhand smoke.
SENSOR Occup Lung Dis Bull 2006 Oct; :1-2
We are pleased to announce in this issue of the SENSOR Occupational Lung Disease Bulletin that the Occupational Health Surveillance Program has received funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to continue surveillance of work-related asthma in Massachusetts for the next four years. Massachusetts is one of four states with NIOSH support to participate in the SENSOR asthma program. This grant will allow us to continue to collect data on work-related asthma (WRA) to identify respiratory hazards in Massachusetts workplaces and target prevention efforts. On June 27, 2006, the US Surgeon General, Richard Carmona, released a report stating that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. While this caution was based primarily on evidence that secondhand smoke causes cardiovascular disease and lung cancer, it also documents the association between secondhand smoke and adult asthma.
Occupational-diseases; Occupational-health; Lung-disease; Work-environment; Occupational-exposure; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Bronchial-asthma; Employee-exposure; Occupational-respiratory-disease; Health-care; Surveillance-programs; Lung-irritants; Smoking; Cigarette-smoking; Tobacco-smoke
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, 250 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
SENSOR Occupational Lung Disease Bulletin
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