Skip to comments.Thirdhand Smoke Is Real—And Risky to Your Health
Posted on 03/25/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT by Rusty0604
Researchers now know that residual tobacco smoke, dubbed thirdhand smoke, combines with indoor pollutants such as ozone and nitrous acid to create new compounds. Thirdhand smoke mixes and settles with dust, drifts down to carpeting and furniture surfaces, and makes its way deep into the porous material in paneling and drywall.
Hotel workers who sweep, vacuum, change linens, and dust the rooms of smokers are exposed to higher doses of thirdhand smoke than are the guests who stay a few nights in smoking rooms
Those who move into houses or apartments formerly owned by smokers might be exposed as well. And thirdhand smoke is difficult to eliminate
(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...
Well. I believe that third-hand homo residue is dangerous.
> And thirdhand smoke is difficult to eliminate
Sounds like a business opportunity.
Or the hovernment’s other “options” - taxation and regulation
National Geographic is hazardous to your mental health - first, second, and third hand exposure is toxic.
What’s next? Fourth hand smoke I suppose...
So, never buy a “2nd hand couch” from a consignment shop if it has the faint odor of tobacco smoke? I’ll probably be sued by my former work buddies because my clothes smelled like cig smoke now? Goin’ in to hiding.
Its a shame whats happened to NatGeo. Like so many other institutions it ain’t the magazine it used to be.
And lawsuits like mesothelioma and union workers payouts.
I confess that the first thing I did when I read the headline was to check if this was from a satire site.
It should be.
I’m still looking for solid evidence that second hand smoke is dangerous to anyone other than your cat.
The beat goes on——and on——and on.
I smoke cigars. My smoke shop has a lounge where guys congregate. One of them is a surgeon. He’s there every day. He says it relaxes him and 2nd hand smoke danger is bologna. That’s enough for me.
They just don’t know when to stop, do they?
Oh good grief!!! We are all gonna die of something. These liberals love dreamin up stuff to keep people in a state of fear.
If I'm not mistaken, I saw it here a couple years ago, that to be able to inhale the equivalent of ONE cigarette by sitting next to someone smoking, that you'd have to sit there for 48 straight hours.
They just don't know when to stop.
I don’t know if it is dangerous or coincidence or what, but I had 2 parents that were smokers and smoked in the house and I always lagged in endurance activities vs my peers growing up. I was strong and pretty athletic, but always ran out of breath.
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