Assessment of Flight Attendants’ Exposure to Second Hand Smoke for Epidemiologic Studies

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley

The goals are to identify relationship between SHS exposure and pulmonary disease progression; develop methods for early detection of SHS-related cardiovascular disease; assess impact of SHS exposure on patients with pulmonary disease develop novel biomarkers of SHS exposure with validation in relation to disease progression; identify factors that influence the development and implementation of smoking restriction policies, and strategies to overcome barriers; and to estimate the economic impact of SHS on cardiovascular disease in the U.S. (UC San Francisco/FAMRI)