Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. The International Conference on Indoor Air Quality — Opening Address

  3. Keynote Lectures

  4. Environmental Tobacco Smoke Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. R. R. Rawbone, W. Burns, G. Haslett
      Pages 55-61
    3. R. Perry, J. N. Lester, M. Hunter, P. W. W. Kirk, S.-O. Baek
      Pages 62-75
    4. S. Umemura, Y. Ishizu, M. Muramatsu
      Pages 76-81
    5. H. Emi, C. Kanaoka, Y. Otani
      Pages 90-98
    6. G. B. Oldaker III, P. F. Perfetti, F. C. Conrad Jr., J. M. Conner, R. L. McBride
      Pages 99-104
    7. J. J. Piadé, C. Gerber, W. Fink
      Pages 112-119
  5. Biological Effects Associated with Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. M. D. Lebowitz, J. J. Quackenboss
      Pages 147-152
    3. G. Winneke, M. Neuf, A. Roscovanu, H.-W. Schlipköter
      Pages 173-183
    4. M. Asano, C. Ohkubo, A. Sasaki, T. Irie, H. Komine
      Pages 184-193
    5. H. Matsuki, H. Kasuga, K. Misawa, Y. Kawano
      Pages 194-201
    6. F. Adlkofer, G. Scherer, W.-D. Heller, X. Sünkeler, T. Heintz
      Pages 213-218
    7. P. Rantakallio, A.-L. Hartikainen-Sorri, T. Leino
      Pages 219-225
    8. S. Kira, T. Arai, J. Fukui, M. Aiba, A. Iwase, Y. Doi
      Pages 231-238
  6. Epidemiology of Passive Smoking

  7. General Indoor Air Pollution

About this book


Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) as a harmful influence on the health of nonsmokers has been a controversial topic since the early 1980s. The International Conference on Indoor Air Quality held in Tokyo examined in great detail the relationship between passive smoking and lung cancer as revealed by a large cohort study. The participants were all highly qualified and experienced experts of world renown in their own fields of specialty. The deleterious effect of cigarette smoking on health is considered an established fact and as such has been used as a basic weapon in anti-smoking campaigns. There are, however, some questionable areas such as confronting variables, degree of correlation, the overall consistency of the data, and the problems of ETS measurement. Reports on other indoor pollution problems such as the presence of No2, CO, and particulates in indoor air, together with the problem of indoor air pollution in the lesser-developed countries were also given. This collection of papers will contribute greatly to research into tobacco smoking epidemiology and assist in establishing a clear focus on an issue which has tended to become hopelessly obscured.


Luftverschmutzung in Innenräumen Lungenkrebs Nitrogen Dioxide Tabakrauch in der Umwelt aging epidemiologische Übersicht

Editors and affiliations

  • Hitoshi Kasuga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Health, School of MedicineTokai University, BohseidaiIsehara-shi, KanagawaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51580-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83904-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-5777
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