Estimación del exceso de riesgo de mortalidad por cáncer de pulmón asociado a la exposición al humo ambiental de tabaco en trabajadores de la hostelería

Translated title of the contribution: Estimation of the excess of lung cancer mortality risk associated to environmental tobacco smoke exposure of hospitality workers

M. José López, Manel Nebot, Olga Juárez, Carles Ariza, Joan Salles, Eulàlia Serrahima

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Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To estimate the excess lung cancer mortality risk associated with environmental tobacco (ETS) smoke exposure among hospitality workers. The estimation was done using objective measures in several hospitality settings in Barcelona. METHOD: Vapour phase nicotine was measured in several hospitality settings. These measurements were used to estimate the excess lung cancer mortality risk associated with ETS exposure for a 40 year working life, using the formula developed by Repace and Lowrey. RESULTS: Excess lung cancer mortality risk associated with ETS exposure was higher than 145 deaths per 100 000 workers in all places studied, except for cafeterias in hospitals, where excess lung cancer mortality risk was 22 per 100 000. In discoteques, for comparison, excess lung cancer mortality risk is 1,733 deaths per 100 000 workers. CONCLUSION: Hospitality workers are exposed to ETS levels related to a very high excess lung cancer mortality risk. These data confirm that ETS control measures are needed to protect hospital workers.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalMedicina clinica
Volume126
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2006

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Keywords

  • Environmental tobacco smoke
  • Excess risk
  • Hospitality
  • Lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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