While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that people who have an inherited mutation of a certain gene have a high chance of getting lung cancer than heavy smokers with or without the inherited mutation.
Scientists have revealed that one compound from "third-hand smoke," which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer.
Although sky lanterns are being claimed by marketers as an "eco-friendly" alternative to crackers and fireworks this Diwali, experts say it not only poses grave risk to the environment but can also lead to fire.
A new study has revealed that smoke from burning biomass, such as wood, animal dung and waste from agricultural crops leads to cardiovascular problems, including an increase in artery-clogging plaques, artery thickness and higher blood pressure.