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The dangers of secondhand smoke.

Authors
Pechter-E
Source
SENSOR Occup Lung Dis Bull 2006 Oct; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20042654
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
Contact
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, 250 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Publication Date
20061001
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-103010
Source Name
SENSOR Occupational Lung Disease Bulletin
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health
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