Saturday, January 10, 2009

3rd Hand Tobacco Smoke - A Danger To Your Loved Ones

Tobacco smoke contamination lingers even after a cigarette is extinguished – a phenomenon defined as "third-hand" smoke, reports this Science Daily article, Third-hand Smoke: Another Reason To Quit Smoking. It's important to pay attention to this because 3rd hand smoke contains a toxic brew of gases and particles clinging to smokers’ hair and clothing, not to mention cushions and carpeting, that lingers long after smoke has cleared from a room. The residue includes heavy metals, carcinogens and even radioactive materials that young children can get on their hands and ingest, especially if they’re crawling or playing on the floor.

If you don't feel like reading the article, then watch this concise MSNBC video, 'Third-hand smoke - a new risk factor (video).'

I'm wondering if we'll see any more legislative momentum to put cigarettes and tobacco under the purview of the FDA in 2009. What do you think?

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FDA Authority Over Tobacco - desperately needed

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1 comment:

Hittman said...

The only way third hand smoke can hurt you is if someone puts it into he Kool-Aid you've been drinking.

The study was nothing more than an opinion study about what people believed about third hand smoke. I'm not suprised that you repeated the lie that the study proved anything - you're just parroting "Science" Daily, which is aping The New York Times.

You can find more information here:

http://www.davehitt.com/blog2/third-hand-smoke/

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