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Toxic airborne pollutants from third-hand smoke linger long after the smoke clears

Ever walked into a and smelled old ? While the last smoker may have left the or even days ago, the lingering odors – resulting from noxious residue that clings to walls, carpets, furniture, or dust particles – are thanks to thirdhand smoke.

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Health impacts of inhalable constituents of thirdhand
Credit: DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Inhalable Constituents of Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke: Chemical Characterization and Health Impact Considerations. Environ. Sci. Technol. DOI: 10.1021/es5036333 Publication Date (Web): October 15, 2014

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory