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Exposure of casino employees to environmental tobacco smoke.
J Occup Environ Med. 1998 Mar; 40(3):270-6.JO

Abstract

Environmental and medical evaluations were performed to evaluate occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) among casino employees. Air concentrations of both nicotine and respirable dust were similar to those published in the literature for other non-industrial indoor environments. The geometric mean serum cotinine level of the 27 participants who provided serum samples was 1.34 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) (pre-shift) and 1.85 ng/mL (post-shift). Both measurements greatly exceeded the geometric mean value of 0.65 ng/mL for participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) who reported exposure to ETS at work. This evaluation demonstrates that a sample of employees working in a casino gaming area were exposed to ETS at levels greater than those observed in a representative sample of the US population, and that the serum and urine cotinine of these employees increased during the workshift.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9531098

Citation

Trout, D, et al. "Exposure of Casino Employees to Environmental Tobacco Smoke." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 40, no. 3, 1998, pp. 270-6.
Trout D, Decker J, Mueller C, et al. Exposure of casino employees to environmental tobacco smoke. J Occup Environ Med. 1998;40(3):270-6.
Trout, D., Decker, J., Mueller, C., Bernert, J. T., & Pirkle, J. (1998). Exposure of casino employees to environmental tobacco smoke. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 40(3), 270-6.
Trout D, et al. Exposure of Casino Employees to Environmental Tobacco Smoke. J Occup Environ Med. 1998;40(3):270-6. PubMed PMID: 9531098.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Exposure of casino employees to environmental tobacco smoke. AU - Trout,D, AU - Decker,J, AU - Mueller,C, AU - Bernert,J T, AU - Pirkle,J, PY - 1998/4/8/pubmed PY - 1998/4/8/medline PY - 1998/4/8/entrez SP - 270 EP - 6 JF - Journal of occupational and environmental medicine JO - J Occup Environ Med VL - 40 IS - 3 N2 - Environmental and medical evaluations were performed to evaluate occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) among casino employees. Air concentrations of both nicotine and respirable dust were similar to those published in the literature for other non-industrial indoor environments. The geometric mean serum cotinine level of the 27 participants who provided serum samples was 1.34 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) (pre-shift) and 1.85 ng/mL (post-shift). Both measurements greatly exceeded the geometric mean value of 0.65 ng/mL for participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) who reported exposure to ETS at work. This evaluation demonstrates that a sample of employees working in a casino gaming area were exposed to ETS at levels greater than those observed in a representative sample of the US population, and that the serum and urine cotinine of these employees increased during the workshift. SN - 1076-2752 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9531098/Exposure_of_casino_employees_to_environmental_tobacco_smoke_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/00043764-199803000-00009 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -