Care-home workers' exposure to SHS: a short summary of findings

Sean Semple, Audrey Atherton-Naji, S. Haw, Jon Ayres

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Abstract

Smoke-free legislation introduced in 2006 and 2007 across the UK has dramatically reduced the number of workers exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS). Data collected by our group have shown reductions in airborne respiratory particulate exposure of 86% among bar workers in Scotland.1 However, there are some exceptions to the smoke-free legislation including care-home settings where residents are allowed to smoke in specially designated smoking rooms. There are concerns that people employed in care-homes are being exposed to high levels of SHS. We report here the results from a small study of workers in eight randomly selected care-homes in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-640
Number of pages2
JournalOccupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume66
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • smoke-free legislation
  • secondhand smoke

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Care-home workers' exposure to SHS : a short summary of findings. / Semple, Sean; Atherton-Naji, Audrey; Haw, S.; Ayres, Jon.

In: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 66, No. 9, 09.2009, p. 639-640.

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Semple, Sean ; Atherton-Naji, Audrey ; Haw, S. ; Ayres, Jon. / Care-home workers' exposure to SHS : a short summary of findings. In: Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 66, No. 9. pp. 639-640.
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