Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Report, 1992
This visual presents the major findings of the EPA report on secondhand smoke. The full title of the EPA report is Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1992.18
Group A (known human) carcinogen is a classification reserved for substances known to cause cancer in humans and for which there is no safe level of exposure.19
Following the release of the EPA report, an increasing number of policy makers moved from promoting separate nonsmoking sections to advocating for 100% smokefree environments.20
The 1997 California Environmental Protection Agency Report, Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke, confirms and extends all of the key findings of the national EPA report.21
18 US Environmental Protection Agency. Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders.
20 US Department of Health and Human Services. Major Local Tobacco Control Ordinances in the United States.
21 California Environmental Protection Agency. Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke. CA EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Sacramento, CA. September 1997.