Posted by: audreybenenati | March 30, 2010

Thirdhand smoke? Chemicals can linger


Healthy Living

Now that researchers have proven the hazards of first and secondhand smoke, they’re starting to look at a new danger of smoking: thirdhand smoke.

That’s the residue that clings to car seats, furniture, carpets and clothes after smoke has dissipated.

“These chemicals are persistent and stay in the environment for a long longer than we anticipate.” – John Salka, respiratory therapist, director of cardiopulmonary department and CommunityMemorialHospital, Hamilton…

Read the rest in the April 2010 of the Utica Observer-Dispatch’s “Healthy Living” edition.


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