Dirty cookstoves pose enormous health risk
- Passive smoking: Out from the haze. Novak, Kris // Nature;6/28/2007, Vol. 447 Issue 7148, p1049
The article discusses the effects of second-hand smoke on people's health. The California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) has increased their tax on cigarettes to finance educational programs that promote awareness on the effect of second-hand smoke and ban smoking in work areas. According to...
- The Smoker and His Conscience. // America;4/2/1960, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p9
The article focuses on the health hazards of cigarette smoking. It notes on the evidence that links the relationship of heavy cigarette smoking and lung cancer, strengthened by the tobacco involvement. Moreover, the involvement strengthened the indication of tobacco as the greatest killer...
- Does smoking marijuana increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Tashkin, Donald P. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/14/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 8, p797
In this article the author discusses and examines the health risks of marijuana smoking. He is critical of the study which claimed the association of marijuana smoking to the abnormalities in lung function known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Various studies conducted in...
- Inhalation of hazardous air pollutants from environmental tobacco smoke in US residences. Nazaroff, William W.; Singer, Brett C. // Journal of Exposure Analysis & Environmental Epidemiology;May2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 14, pS71
In the United States, 48 million adults smoke 3.5â€“5 Ã—1011 cigarettes/year. Many cigarettes are smoked in private residences, causing regular environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure to roughly 31 million nonsmokers (11% of the US population), including 16 million juveniles. (Upper...
- GOVERNMENT CUTS COULD RESULT IN RAPID RISE OF SUPERBUGS. // Operating Theatre Journal;Nov2010, Issue 242, p3
The article focuses on Kays Medical biohazard decontamination specialists, who mention that the cost-cutting made by the government of Great Britain on cleaning solutions could lead to a rapid increase in fatal infections including New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM)-1, Clostridium difficile...
- Formalin--the body of evidence. // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Jul2003, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p11
Deals with the findings of research on the health risks posed by formalin used for embalming in Great Britain. Medical conditions associated with exposure to formaldehyde or glutaraldehyde; Industrial application of fomalin; Risk posed by formalin exposure to funeral workers.
- Indoor Air Pollution and Children's Health: Net Benefits from Stove and Behavioral Interventions in Rural China. Yu, Fei // Environmental & Resource Economics;Dec2011, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p495
Indoor air pollution (IAP) from cooking and heating stoves is a major cause of acute respiratory infections (ARI) and a serious health risk in developing countries. This paper examines improvements in respiratory health for children five and under in rural China resulting from stove and...
- Pulmonary function in asbestos cement workers: a dose-response study Finkelstein, M. // British Journal of Industrial Medicine;Jun1986, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p406
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- Environment and health: 9. The science of risk assessment. Bailar III, John C.; Bailer, A. John; McCally, Dr. Michael // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/20/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 4, p503
Focuses on risk assessment in medicine. Wide array of hazards which must be included in risk assessment; Discussion of risk assessment for chemical hazards; Uncertainty about levels of risk related to dose or exposure; How risk assessments can be used despite their uncertainty.