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  1. Personal exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in eight European cities.

    Communication - En anglais

    Traduction en anglais : 2nd European conference on energy performance and indoor climate in buildings and 3rd international conference on indoor air quality, ventilation and energy conservation in buildings.

    Performance énergétique et qualité des ambiances dans le bâtiment. Conférence internationale sur la qualité de l'air intérieur, ventilation et économies d'énergie dans les bâtiments. Lyon, FRA, 1998/11/19.

    Exposures to respirable suspended particles (RSP) and both the particulate and vapour phases of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) were monitored in eight European cities.

    Over 1500 housewives and office workers participated in the studies by wearing personal monitors over a 24-h period to assess exposures in the home and workplace.

    Based upon median 24-h time weighted average (TWA) concentrations, the most highly exposed subjects throughout Europe were office workers living and working with smokers.

    The median TWA RSP, ETS particle and nicotine levels for these workers across the eight cities were 58,12 and 1.2 mug m-3 respectively, with highest RSP levels found in Barcelona and the lowest in Stockholm.

    Similarly for housewives living with smokers, the median RSP, ETS particle and nicotine levels were 52,4.1 and 0.63 mug m-3 respectively, with lowest RSP levels in Bremen and highest in Turin.

    ETS exposures were highest overall in the Mediterranean cities, Barcelona and Turin.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Bâtiment, Pollution intérieur, Fumée, Tabac, Exposition, Suspension particule, Monitorage, Europe, Nicotine, Lieu travail, Cotinine, Distribution concentration, Congrès international

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Buildings, Indoor pollution, Fumes, Tobacco, Exposure, Particle suspension, Monitoring, Europe, Nicotine, Work place, Cotinine, Concentration distribution, International conference

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0204217

    Code Inist : 001D14A04. Création : 16/11/1999.