Impact of State, National, and International Clean In-Door Air Laws on the Economy and Health of Hospitality Workers

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Principal Investigator:
Gregrory Connolly

Department:
Division of Public Health Practice

Dates of Research:
July 1, 2004 — June 30, 2008

Description:

The first aim of this project will be to study the economic impact of Clean In-Door Air (CIA) in the states of California, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Delaware. The project hypothesizes that there will not be negative economic effects. The project will also examine the effects of CIA policies in foreign countries. Economic analysis reveals whether the policies have had positive, neutral, or negative effects. The study will also monitor indoor air quality in domains presently unprotected by CIA laws including motor vehicles. Finally the project will study the public response to the implementation of smoke free workplace policies in Massachusetts.