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Current intelligence bulletin 31 - adverse health effects of smoking and the occupational environment.
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 79-122, (CIB 31), 1979 Feb; :1-13
The adverse health effects of tobacco use in the workplace are discussed. Six modes of interaction are described: toxic agents in the tobacco may also exist in the workplace; tobacco smoke may transform workplace chemicals into more harmful agents; tobacco products may act as vectors for toxic workplace agents; smoking may produce additive biological effects with agents in the workplace; smoking may act synergistically with agents in the workplace; and smoking may contribute to workplace accidents. Research considerations and recommendations are included. The author suggests that use of tobacco in the workplace be restricted.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Current-Intelligence-Bulletin-No-31; Physiology; Health-effects; Cigarette-smoking; Biochemistry; Pathology
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 79-122; CIB 31
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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