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Study of secondhand smoke pollutant concentration in car

Hariri , Azian and Nordin, Normayati and Ismail, Abd. Rahman (2010) Study of secondhand smoke pollutant concentration in car. In: World Engineering Congress 2010, 2 – 5 August 2010, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) is a toxic air contaminant that contributes to multiple, preventable adverse health outcomes. SHS exposure is associated with cardiovascular disease, cancers, and respiratory and reproductive problems. To help promote more effective protection through legislation, health communication strategies, or behavioural interventions, data demonstrating the adverse effect of SHS on air quality in cars are needed. Secondhand tobacco smoke in a car under actual driving conditions will be monitored by measuring respirable suspended particles (RSPs) of less than 2.5 microns in diameter. Driving trials will be conducted, using smokers as driver. Five smoking conditions (parked non smoking, drive non smoking, drive active smoking, immediate drive post-smoking and parked smoking period) were crossed with several ventilation conditions (2 front rear window open, all 4 window open, 2 front rear window slightly open with air conditioned and , 2 front rear window slightly open without air conditioned) during actual driving. Smoking under this several ventilation conditions of car resulted in expected increased of SHS and RSPs covaried in a predictable manner according to ventilation condition and smoking phase.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: tobacco smoke;secondhand tobacco smoke;respirable suspended particles
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1-162 Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Normayati Nordin
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 04:48
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2013 04:48
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4607
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