S E Semple

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint UK smoke-free legislation: changes in PM2.5 concentrations in bars in Scotland, England, and Wales
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Population Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:272-80. 2010
  2. doi request reprint An inexpensive particle monitor for smoker behaviour modification in homes
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Tob Control 22:295-8. 2013
  3. pmc Using PM2.5 concentrations to estimate the health burden from solid fuel combustion, with application to Irish and Scottish homes
    Karen S Galea
    Centre for Human Exposure Science, Institute of Occupational Medicine IOM, Edinburgh, UK
    Environ Health 12:50. 2013
  4. pmc The relationship between workers' self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry
    Laura MacCalman
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:324. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Secondhand smoke in cars: assessing children's potential exposure during typical journey conditions
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Royal Aberdeen Children s Hospital, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Tob Control 21:578-83. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Secondhand smoke levels in Scottish bars 5 years on from the introduction of smoke-free legislation
    Andrew Apsley
    Division of Applied HealthSciences, Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Tob Control 21:511-3. 2012
  7. pmc Contribution of solid fuel, gas combustion, or tobacco smoke to indoor air pollutant concentrations in Irish and Scottish homes
    S Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Indoor Air 22:212-23. 2012
  8. pmc A survey of schoolchildren's exposure to secondhand smoke in Malaysia
    Emilia Zainal Abidin
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Population Health, Division of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:634. 2011
  9. pmc Covert observation in practice: lessons from the evaluation of the prohibition of smoking in public places in Scotland
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:204. 2007
  10. pmc Expectations and changing attitudes of bar workers before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:206. 2007

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Publications23

  1. doi request reprint UK smoke-free legislation: changes in PM2.5 concentrations in bars in Scotland, England, and Wales
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Population Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:272-80. 2010
    ..5))] air pollution levels in bars in Scotland, England, and Wales. Design: Air quality was measured in 106 randomly selected bars in Scotland, England, and Wales before and after the introduction of smoking restrictions...
  2. doi request reprint An inexpensive particle monitor for smoker behaviour modification in homes
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Tob Control 22:295-8. 2013
    ..To compare the response of a new particle counting instrument (Dylos DC1700) with that produced by a device (TSI Sidepak Personal Aerosol Monitor AM510) commonly used to measure PM2.5 in settings where secondhand smoke (SHS) is encountered...
  3. pmc Using PM2.5 concentrations to estimate the health burden from solid fuel combustion, with application to Irish and Scottish homes
    Karen S Galea
    Centre for Human Exposure Science, Institute of Occupational Medicine IOM, Edinburgh, UK
    Environ Health 12:50. 2013
    ..This study estimates the potential population health burden from exposure to combustion-derived particulate air pollution in domestic settings in Ireland and Scotland...
  4. pmc The relationship between workers' self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry
    Laura MacCalman
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:324. 2012
    ..Due to the subjective nature it is of interest to determine whether workers' attitudes towards the change in their working conditions may be linked to the change in health they report...
  5. doi request reprint Secondhand smoke in cars: assessing children's potential exposure during typical journey conditions
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Royal Aberdeen Children s Hospital, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Tob Control 21:578-83. 2012
    ..To measure levels of fine particulate matter in the rear passenger area of cars where smoking does and does not take place during typical real-life car journeys...
  6. doi request reprint Secondhand smoke levels in Scottish bars 5 years on from the introduction of smoke-free legislation
    Andrew Apsley
    Division of Applied HealthSciences, Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Tob Control 21:511-3. 2012
    ..To determine current secondhand smoke (SHS) concentrations in bars previously assessed as part of an evaluation of Scottish smoke-free legislation 5 years ago...
  7. pmc Contribution of solid fuel, gas combustion, or tobacco smoke to indoor air pollutant concentrations in Irish and Scottish homes
    S Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Indoor Air 22:212-23. 2012
    ..In peat-burning homes, the average 24-h PM2.5 level recorded was 11 μg/m3. Airborne endotoxin, CO, CO2, and NO2 concentrations were generally within indoor air quality guidance levels...
  8. pmc A survey of schoolchildren's exposure to secondhand smoke in Malaysia
    Emilia Zainal Abidin
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Population Health, Division of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:634. 2011
    ..There is a lack of data describing the exposure of Malaysian schoolchildren to Secondhand Smoke (SHS). The aim of this study is to identify factors influencing schoolchildren's exposures to SHS in Malaysia...
  9. pmc Covert observation in practice: lessons from the evaluation of the prohibition of smoking in public places in Scotland
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:204. 2007
    ..A workshop was therefore convened to identify practical lessons learned so far from the Scottish evaluation...
  10. pmc Expectations and changing attitudes of bar workers before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:206. 2007
    ..In Scotland on March 26, 2006 a comprehensive prohibition on smoking in all enclosed public places was introduced. This study examines bar workers' attitudes towards a smoke-free working environment...
  11. pmc Airborne endotoxin concentrations in homes burning biomass fuel
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 118:988-91. 2010
    ..Burning unprocessed biological material such as wood and dried animal dung may also produce high indoor endotoxin concentrations...
  12. ncbi request reprint A dermal model for spray painters. Part II: estimating the deposition and uptake of solvents
    S Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, Aberdeen, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 45:25-33. 2001
    ..Furthermore, it is envisaged that the model may provide the basis for generic assessment of dermal exposure and uptake...
  13. ncbi request reprint Bar workers' exposure to second-hand smoke: the effect of Scottish smoke-free legislation on occupational exposure
    Sean Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 51:571-80. 2007
    ..To examine changes in bar workers' exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) over a 12-month period before and after the introduction of Scottish smoke-free legislation on the 26 March 2006...
  14. ncbi request reprint A training exercise in subjectively estimating inhalation exposures
    S E Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, United Kingdom
    Scand J Work Environ Health 27:395-401. 2001
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  15. ncbi request reprint Use of Monte Carlo simulation to investigate uncertainty in exposure modeling
    Sean E Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:347-53. 2003
    ..This study used Monte Carlo (MC) simulation to examine the influence of uncertainty on an exposure model and to determine whether a difference exists between two worker groups in a ceramic fiber manufacturing plant...
  16. pmc Dermal exposure to chemicals in the workplace: just how important is skin absorption?
    S Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Occup Environ Med 61:376-82. 2004
  17. ncbi request reprint Exposure assessment for a population-based case-control study combining a job-exposure matrix with interview data
    Sean E Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:241-8. 2004
    ..This study aimed to produce a detailed method for combining interview data with expert assessments for a large population-based case-control study of Parkinson's disease...
  18. ncbi request reprint Assessing occupational and environmental exposure
    S Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:419-24. 2005
    ..This approach to exposure assessment can now be used in the setting of the wider environment and will enable a far better understanding of the relationship between exposure and disease...
  19. pmc Secondhand smoke levels in Scottish pubs: the effect of smoke-free legislation
    Sean Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZP, UK
    Tob Control 16:127-32. 2007
    ..To compare levels of particulate matter, as a marker of secondhand smoke (SHS) levels, in pubs before and 2 months after the implementation of Scottish legislation to prohibit smoking in substantially enclosed public places...
  20. ncbi request reprint Exposure to particulate matter on an Indian stone-crushing site
    S Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Occup Environ Med 65:300-5. 2008
    ..As part of our investigations to examine the health of these workers we characterised their exposure to respirable crystalline silica and a number of other particulate matter exposure metrics in both occupational and domestic settings...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reconstructing past occupational exposures: how reliable are women's reports of their partner's occupation?
    Nara Tagiyeva
    Child Health, Royal Aberdeen Children s Hospital, University of Aberdeen, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Occup Environ Med 68:452-6. 2011
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  22. doi request reprint Particulate matter exposure during domestic work in Nepal
    Om P Kurmi
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:509-17. 2008
    ..This paper details the results of these measurements and derives calibration factors for two photometric devices compared to gravimetric measures...
  23. doi request reprint Development of a Task-Exposure Matrix (TEM) for Pesticide Use (TEMPEST)
    F D Dick
    Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Population Health Section, Division of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:443-52. 2010
    ..Improved pesticide exposure estimates would increase the power of epidemiological studies to detect such an association if one exists...