`Thirdhand smoke` bigger health hazard than suspected Washington: Cigarettes produce "thirdhand smoke" - an invisible residue that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces - that may be a bigger health hazard than previously thought, Israeli scientists have reported.The study, published in "Environmental Science & Technology" journal, extends the known health risks of tobacco to people who encounter the smoke exhaled by smokers - the so-called secondhand or passive smoking.
Cumulative exposures to these airborne pollutants may be greater for an infant than an adult when both breathing rate and body weight are considered, the scientists said.The scientists conclude that "given the toxicity of some of the identified products and that small particles may contribute to adverse health effects, the present study indicates that exposure to `thirdhand smoke` may pose additional health risks".IANS
No bugging at Gadkari`s home: Rajnath Singh
Massive landslide buries Pune`s Malin village
Is Yo Yo Honey Singh a Bollywood hitmaker?
Congress moves High Court in National Herald case