Adrian FR Watson

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B ans on smoking in public places and workplaces, including bars and restaurants, have recently been introduced in California and New York City and have been announced in Ireland. In addition, the UK Chief Medical Officer and the EU Health Commissioner have recently called for a ban on smoking in public places. Despite clear evidence that environmental(More)
BACKGROUND Many environmental factors have been investigated to determine their involvement in the asthma epidemic. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the indoor environment of English children. METHOD The Indoor Pollutants, Endotoxin, Allergens, Damp and Asthma in Manchester (IPEADAM) study recruited 200 asthmatic and age-, sex-, and sibship(More)
UNLABELLED Children spend increasing time indoors. Exposure to environmental factors may contribute to the development or exacerbation of the asthmatic phenotype. Inter-relationships between these factors might influence the manifestation of asthma. Endotoxin exposure has been shown to have pro-inflammatory and protective effects in different situations. We(More)
BACKGROUND The UK government proposed introducing partial smokefree legislation for England with exemptions for pubs and bars that do not prepare and serve food. We set out to test the hypothesis that pubs from more deprived areas and non food-serving pubs have higher levels of particulate air pollution. METHODS We conducted a cross sectional study in(More)
BACKGROUND The English Public Health White Paper proposes introducing smoke-free workplaces except in pubs and bars that do not prepare and serve food. The bar area will be non-smoking in exempted pubs. OBJECTIVE To explore the likely impact of these proposals in UK pubs and bars. METHODS A total of 59 pubs and bars within Greater Manchester in 2001(More)
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