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Second-hand smoke in four English prisons: an air quality monitoring study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2016
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Second-hand smoke in four English prisons: an air quality monitoring study
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2757-y
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Leah R. Jayes, Elena Ratschen, Rachael L. Murray, Suzy Dymond-White, John Britton


To measure levels of indoor pollution in relation to smoking in four English prisons. TSI SidePak AM510 Personal Aerosol Monitors were used to measure concentrations of particulate matter less than 2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) for periods of up to 9 h in selected smoking and non-smoking areas, and personal exposure monitoring of prison staff during a work shift, in four prisons. PM2.5 data were collected for average periods of 6.5 h from 48 locations on 25 wing landings where smoking was permitted in cells, on 5 non-smoking wings, 13 prisoner cells, and personal monitoring of 22 staff members. Arithmetic mean PM2.5 concentrations were significantly higher on smoking than non-smoking wing landings (43.9 μg/m(3) and 5.9 μg/m(3) respectively, p < 0.001) and in smoking than non-smoking cells (226.2 μg/m(3) and 17.0 μg/m(3) respectively, p < 0.001). Staff members wore monitors for an average of 4.18 h, during which they were exposed to arithmetic mean PM2.5 concentration of 23.5 μg/m(3). The concentration of PM2.5 pollution in smoking areas of prisons are extremely high. Smoking in prisons therefore represents a significant health hazard to prisoners and staff members.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Student > Master 4 14%
Researcher 3 11%
Other 2 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Other 6 21%
Unknown 7 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 14%
Unspecified 2 7%
Computer Science 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Other 5 18%
Unknown 8 29%

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