Posted by: audreybenenati | March 30, 2010

Thirdhand smoke? Chemicals can linger


BY AMY NEFF ROTH

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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