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[Pennsylvania] What Is Thirdhand Smoking? Study Reveals How Tobacco Residue Can Spread Indoors

Thirdhand smoke (THS) refers to the residue of nicotine and other chemicals that linger in a room long after a cigarette is extinguished. This residue can remain on indoor surfaces such as clothing, carpets, walls, or furniture. While the dangers of seco
Medical Daily
added May 10, 2018 17:31
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[Pennsylvania] What Is Thirdhand Smoking? Study Reveals How Tobacco Residue Can Spread Indoors

Thirdhand smoke (THS) refers to the residue of nicotine and other chemicals that linger in a room long after a cigarette is extinguished. This residue can remain on indoor surfaces such as clothing, carpets, walls, or furniture. While the dangers of seco
Medical Daily
added May 10, 2018 17:31
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[Pennsylvania] This room was off-limits to smokers, but its air contained surprising amounts of 'thirdhand smoke'

Pop quiz: If you sampled the air in an empty college classroom where smoking is not permitted, what is the last thing you'd expect to find? If you guessed "cigarette smoke," you're in good company. Peter DeCarlo, an air quality researcher at Drexel Univ
Los Angeles Times
added May 10, 2018 17:28
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Thirdhand smoke uptake to aerosol particles in the indoor environment [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study reports a new, potentially large THS exposure route from partitioning of surface volatile organic compounds into the aerosol phase and subsequent dispersion in a mechanically ventilated building.
Science Advances (Science Magazine)
added May 10, 2018 02:25
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HVAC systems spread thirdhand smoke

They found evidence that lingering smoke particles — called thirdhand smoke — can be picked up and spread all around buildings by forced air HVAC systems. That could mean that people need to be aware not only of secondhand smoke from cigarettes and oth
NBC News
added May 10, 2018 02:07
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Your Coworker's Outdoor Smoke Break Could Still Contaminate Your Cubicle, Study Finds

“Once we identified the unique indoor chemical signature and realized it was linked to residual tobacco smoke, we really started to get interested in the whole process of thirdhand smoke uptake,” lead author Peter DeCarlo, an associate professor at Drexe
Gizmodo
added May 9, 2018 22:07
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VIDEO: Identified in a nonsmoking classroom: A new avenue for exposure to thirdhand smoke

Researchers measuring air in an unoccupied, nonsmoking classroom found that almost 30% of the tiny particles in it were associated with residue of so-called thirdhand smoke, a finding that reveals a whole new route by which people can be exposed to smok
EurekAlert
added May 9, 2018 21:41
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Never heard of third-hand smoke? Drexel researchers show why you should care

if you think being in a smoke-free building will shield you from the negative health effects of second-hand smoke, you are in for a surprise. Now there is third-hand smoke: the residue that can be carried on clothing and hair or left behind on couches an
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added May 9, 2018 21:40
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Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows

Mounting research has shown such potentially hazardous residue can be absorbed through the skin, ingested and inhaled months and even years after the smoke has dissipated. One study published this year showed thirdhand smoke increased risk of lung cance
Washington Post
added May 9, 2018 21:38
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Tobacco Smoke Residue Can Become Airborne Again Indoors

You might be breathing chemical residue from tobacco smoke in indoor spaces where no one has smoked for years. This was the surprise finding of a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added May 9, 2018 21:26
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