Risk assessment of occupational exposure to ETS emissions
El-Hougeiri, N. and El-Fadel, M. (2002) Risk assessment of occupational exposure to ETS emissions. Indoor and Built Environment, 11, (2), 83-94. (doi:10.1177/1420326X0201100203).
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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.
|Keywords:||indoor air quality, instantaneous/cumulative exposure, environmental tobacco smoke, carbon monoxide, total suspended particles, risk model|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
|Date Deposited:||15 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:31|
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