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

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Haw S, Naji A, Semple S & Ayres JG (2009) Care-home workers' exposure to SHS: A short summary of findings. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 66 (9), pp. 639-640. https://doi.org/10.1136/oem.2009.045864

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.

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Output Type: Letter

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Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Volume 66, Issue 9

StatusPublished
Publication date30/09/2009
Date accepted by journal16/01/2009
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
ISSN1351-0711

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