Risk assessment of occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke emissions

N. El-Hougeiri, M. El Fadel

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an assessment of occupational indoor exposure to air pollutants emitted from environmental tobacco smoke in a public restaurant. Field monitoring data of carbon monoxide (CO) and total suspended particulates (TSP) levels were used to calibrate the model RISK and simulate pollutant concentration profiles in various subdivisions of the prototype restaurant, and instantaneous as well as cumulative exposure levels for working individuals. The risk assessment of occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was then examined using risk levels associated with CO and TSP. Mitigation measures were evaluated in terms of efficiency of decreasing pollutant exposure levels.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)83-94
    Number of pages12
    JournalIndoor and Built Environment
    Volume11
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • Carbon monoxide
    • Environmental tobacco smoke
    • Indoor air quality
    • Instantaneous/cumulative exposure
    • RISK model
    • Total suspended particles

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