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Resources - Secondhand Smoke

General | Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) | Secondhand Smoke | Carbon Monoxide | Fungi and microorganisms | Other Indoor Air Pollutants

The following links list publications and other resources to help with indoor air quality problems. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS): General information and health effects

"This document will cover the basic issues of what environmental tobacco smoke is and what are the health effects of passive smoking. Examples from workplace exposure situations are used wherever possible."
Source: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS): Workplace policy

This document discusses workplace policy for environmental tobacco smoke.
Source: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Indoor air quality investigation

"Modern office buildings are generally considered safe and healthful working environments. However, energy conservation measures instituted during the early 1970's have minimized the infiltration of outside air and contributed to the buildup of indoor air contaminants."
Source: Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

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