WIT Press


Environmental Tobacco Smoke In UK Public Places: Preliminary Field Survey

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000541

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

975 kb

Author(s)

J. Carrington, A.F.R. Watson and I.L. Gee

Abstract

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) is an indoor air pollutant containing over 4000 chemical components. ETS is known to cause chronic and acute health effects in non-smokers and this has led to smoking policies in public places to reduce exposure. In the UK a voluntary charter, outlined in a 1998 White Paper on smoking, called for the hospitality industries to introduce measures to reduce ETS exposure. These measures included ventilation, air cleaning and segregation/separation of smoking and non-smoking areas. In this study RSP, UVPM, FPM and SolPM were sampled and analysed for two UK libraries and two bars. The sampling equipment was housed in an unobtrusive modified camera box and RSP was sampled using an impactor head. UVPM, FPM and SolPM wer

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