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NIOSH Posthearing Brief to DOL on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Proposed Rule on Indoor Air Quality by L. Rosenstock, February 9, 1996.


PB97124598

Publication Date 1996
Page Count 8
Abstract This posthearing brief contained a summary of the results of the largest study to date of 353,180 female and 126,500 male never smokers enrolled in 1982 in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-II. Ten percent of married men, and 28% of married women were married to currently smoking spouses. There was a 22% higher coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality among never smoking men married to currently smoking women compared to those married to wives who had never smoked, after controlling for cardiovascular risk factors. Never smokers living with former smokers showed no increased risk. However, a different analysis of the data indicated that there was no increased CHD risk for those exposed to ETS from a spouse. Data from an additional study of heart disease connected to lung cancer and spousal smoking was also reviewed, and the selection criteria were called into question. The selection strategy for controls resulted in controls who were less likely than cases to die of any chronic diseases.
Keywords
  • Testimony
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Cancer rates
  • Lung cancer
  • Risk analysis
  • Cardiovascular system disorders
  • Marriage
  • Heart diseases
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes See also PB97-124606.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199706
NIOSH Posthearing Brief to DOL on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Proposed Rule on Indoor Air Quality by L. Rosenstock, February 9, 1996.
NIOSH Posthearing Brief to DOL on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Proposed Rule on Indoor Air Quality by L. Rosenstock, February 9, 1996.
PB97124598

  • Testimony
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Cancer rates
  • Lung cancer
  • Risk analysis
  • Cardiovascular system disorders
  • Marriage
  • Heart diseases
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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