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Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Effects On Liver And Brain Found To Worsen Over Time

Using a system in which the exposure of mice to THS mimics that of human exposure in the homes of smokers, the researchers investigated the effects of THS exposure on biological molecular markers – or “biomarkers” – found in serum, and in liver and brain
ScienceBlog
added Sep 17, 2017 20:16
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Third-hand smoke exposure cripples your liver and brain: Inhaling tobacco from hair, clothes or furniture affects your metabolism and mannerisms, study finds

Third-hand smoke exposure can cripple your brain and liver, affecting your mannerisms, increasing your risk of neurodegenerative diseases, and ruining your metabolism. That is according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Riversid
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:03
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[UK] Mice exposed to third-hand smoke developed brain and liver damage

bear in mind that animal studies are very early stage research and these findings would need to be further investigated in people, perhaps through a cohort study. Additionally, this study only looked at exposure to third-hand smoke for up to six months, a
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:02
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Third-hand smoke in furniture and clothes damages mouse organs

They then exposed caged mice to segments of these fabrics for up to six months, taking brain, liver and blood samples at various intervals. After one month, these mice experienced around a 50 per cent increase in inflammatory molecules in their blood an
New Scientist
added Sep 15, 2017 02:00
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Biomarkers of disease can be detected in mice as early as 4 weeks after initiation of exposure to third-hand smoke levels equivalent to those found in homes of smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

In conclusion, time-dependent THS exposure has a significant effect on health as early as 1 month after initiation of exposure and these alterations progressively worsen with time. Our studies are important because virtually nothing is known about the eff
Clinical Science
added Sep 15, 2017 02:04
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[UK] Sniffer dogs help uncover thousands of illegal tobacco products in three-day blitz

It comes as Nottingham City Council this week evicted two tenants from council houses in Radford Road after illegal tobacco products worth more than £100,000 were found in their homes. Sniffer dog Yoyo found illegal tobacco hidden under a kitchen sink i
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Sep 14, 2017 01:06
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[UK] Keep pets away from e-cigarettes over poisoning fears, vets warn

Pet owners have been warned to keep animals away from e-cigarettes after a spike in the number of poisoning cases linked to the devices. Vets warned that reports of pets becoming ill after biting into e-cigarettes or refills have soared from 17 in 2013
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Aug 21, 2017 14:06
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Smoking in the house can hurt your pets, too

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter. “Dogs with real short snouts will inhale more of those particulate particles into their lungs directly and they have a lot more lung cancer, if they come from homes where people smoke." Dogs and cat can also pick up particles
KOMO TV Ch. 4 ABC/KOMO Radio 1000 (Seattle, WA)
added Aug 17, 2017 20:29
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[Australia] Ringwood East girl Molly, 8, starts push to get smoking banned from dog parks

A RINGWOOD East girl wants smokers banned from dog parks, fearing for the safety of her beloved pet pooch. Molly Shaw, 8, wrote a letter to the Leader worried about the impact smokers were having on dogs at her neighbourhood park. “I think smoking shou
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Aug 15, 2017 17:09
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[Mexico] An experimental demonstration that house finches add cigarette butts in response to ectoparasites

the reason for this behaviour is unknown. One possibility is that birds extract the cellulose fibres from discarded butts simply because they resemble feathers. Alternatively, disassembled cigarette butts may be brought to the nests because they repel ect
Journal of Avian Biology
added Oct 2, 2017 13:35
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