TITLE

Passive Smoking: A Review of Medical and Legal Issues

AUTHOR(S)
Byrd, James C.; Shapiro, Robyn S.; Schiedermayer, David L.
PUB. DATE
February 1989
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Feb1989, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p209
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a review of medical effects and legal issues on passive smoking. Researches on environmental tobacco smoke or passive smoking has proven the medical risks of adults and children exposed to it. Illnesses caused by passive smoking includes allergies, eye irritation, nasal problems and headaches. It is also biologically plausible that lung cancer and respiratory diseases is caused by passive smoking. Legislations have implemented nonsmoking policies in workplace and public places. Legal claims have also been filed by nonsmokers including compensation for passive smoking related diseases. INSET: Properly Designed Landfills May Be Safe Disposal Sites for Some.
ACCESSION #
4684899

 

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