In this podcast, human exposure scientist Dr. Neil Klepeis tells us about the impact of secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing units. Dr. Klepeis uses scientific instruments to measure smoke "transfer" from one apartment to another and explains how that transfer usually occurs between windows, walls, vents and electrical sockets. Dr. Klepeis speaks of the health effects of this type of exposure and how public policy is shifting to protect the rights of non-smokers.
Dr. Klepeis, a 2012 Breathe California Clean Air Award recipient in the Public Health category, is a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University. His research on the transfer of secondhand smoke has been influential on emerging policy proposals for smoke-free multi-unit housing throughout California.