La misurazione in tempo reale del particolato fine prodotto da fumo di sigaretta negli ambienti indoor: risultati di uno studio pilota.

Translated title of the contribution: Real-time measurement of indoor particulate matter originating from environmental tobacco smoke: a pilot study

Giovanni Invernizzi, Ario Ruprecht, Roberto Mazza, Edoardo Majno, Edoardo Rossetti, Paolo Paredi, Roberto Boffi

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Abstract

Short-term measurement of suspended particulate matter has been recently made possible since the release of laser-operating portable instruments. Data of a pilot study of field evaluation of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) with a portable instrument are reported. We analysed the concentrations of total suspended particle (TSP) and of the fine particles PM10, PM7, PM2.5 and PM1 released indoor from a single cigarette, and their levels inside smoking- and non-smoking-areas of a restaurant. The results indicate that ETS creates high level indoor particulate pollution, with concentrations of PM10 exceeding air quality standards. This kind of field evaluation could allow a more careful assessing of short-term exposure to ETS and its relevance to public health.

Translated title of the contributionReal-time measurement of indoor particulate matter originating from environmental tobacco smoke: a pilot study
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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