Posted by: audreybenenati | February 12, 2010

‘Third-Hand Smoke’ Could Be Troublesome, Too


Tobacco residue may give rise to new pollutants indoors, chemists suggest

Reported MONDAY, Feb. 8 in the Clinton Courier and on HealthDay News

Tobacco smoke residue found on indoor surfaces — so-called "third-hand smoke" — can interact with airborne compounds to form new, potentially cancer-causing substances, research suggests.

Details about the potential role such third-hand smoke might play and what health concerns it might create remain unclear, however, awaiting further study.

Read the rest at http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=635811

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