Measuring indoor air quality of hookah lounges

Steven C. Fiala, Daniel Morris, Rebecca L. Pawlak

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Abstract

Many states have implemented smoke-free workplace laws to protect employees and customers from exposure to secondhand smoke. However, exemptions in these laws have allowed indoor tobacco smoking in hookah lounges to proliferate in recent years. To describe the amount of secondhand smoke in hookah lounges, we measured the indoor air quality of 10 hookah lounges in Oregon. Air quality measurements ranged from "unhealthy" to "hazardous" according to Environmental Protection Agency standards, indicating a potential health risk for patrons and employees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2043-2045
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume102
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

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Measuring indoor air quality of hookah lounges. / Fiala, Steven C.; Morris, Daniel; Pawlak, Rebecca L.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, No. 11, 11.2012, p. 2043-2045.

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Fiala, Steven C. ; Morris, Daniel ; Pawlak, Rebecca L. / Measuring indoor air quality of hookah lounges. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 102, No. 11. pp. 2043-2045.
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