James Repace

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James L. Repace

Jame Repace has conducted research on indoor air pollution from secondhand smoke (SHS) for nearly 30 years, publishing more than 60 scientific papers. He was a science policy analyst and staff scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1979 to 1998. James is now in private practice as an international secondhand smoke consultant.


Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, BSc. Physics, 1962

MSc. Physics 1968

Post-masters study in physics:

University of Maryland 1969

Catholic University 1970-1972.


1979-1986 Policy Analyst Science Policy Staff ; Office of Air & Radiation, U.S. EPA, Washington, DC

1986-1993 Policy Analyst Indoor Air Division, Office of Radiation & Indoor air; U.S. EPA, Washington, DC

1993-1994 Physicist Exposure Assessment Group, Office of Research & Development, U.S. EPA, Washington, DC

1994-1995 Policy Analyst Health Standards Division, OSHA, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, DC

1995-1997 Policy Analyst Indoor Air Division, Office of Radiation & Indoor air; U.S. EPA, Washington, DC

1998-present Scientific Consultant Repace Associates, Inc., Secondhand Smoke Consultant

Repace Associates
Key Publications

Repace JL, and Lowrey AH. Indoor Air Pollution, Tobacco Smoke, and Public Health. SCIENCE 208: 464-474 (1980).

Repace JL, and Lowrey AH. Tobacco Smoke, Ventilation, and Indoor Air Quality. ASHRAE TRANSACTIONS 88: Part I, 895-914 (1982).

Repace JL. Respirable Particles and Carcinogens in the Air of Delaware Hospitality Venues Before and After a Smoking Ban. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 46:887-905 (2004).


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Dr. Wayne R. Ott - pioneer in the field of human exposure

Dr. Neil E. Klepeis - long-time secondhand smoke research scientist

James L. Repace - international secondhand smoke expert

Dr. Lance A. Wallace - pioneer in the field of human exposure


U.S. Surgeon General - Report on health consequences of exposure to secondhand smoke

ETS Exposure and Outdoor ETS - California Air Resources Board info pages

ETS Documents and Notices - OEHAA California government site

Smoke Free Homes - USEPA federal government site

SimSmoke.Org - simulate exposure to tobacco smoke

ExposureScience.Org - research articles, reports, and software

ExposureAnalysis.Org - resources for students