Is outdoor exposure to secondhand smoke comparable to indoors?
Whether the exposure occurs indoors or outdoors the adverse health effects remain the same. The only difference is that indoors the concentration of the harmful chemicals, compounds, and particles is kept in and doesn't go away as quickly as outdoors.
Is outdoor exposure to secondhand smoke in public venues, such as parks, harmful to children?
Regardless of where the exposure takes place -- outside or inside, secondhand smoke poses health risks to children. The U.S. Surgeon General has found that there is no safe level of exposure.
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- Who has the authority to ban or limit exposure to environmental tobacco smoke?
- What is EPA's position on children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke?
- How long do the harmful elements of secondhand smoke linger?
- What's the difference between environmental tobacco smoke and secondhand smoke?
- Can EPA ban smoking or otherwise limit exposure to secondhand smoke?
- What can I do about secondhand smoke coming from my neighbor's apartment?