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Determining The Role Of Chemicals Found In Secondhand Smoke
2013-06-26 10:03:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have known for a while that tobacco smoke, diesel exhaust and oil combustion are sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that are known to cause cancer. The vast majority of research attention has been paid to the obviously dangerous high-molecular-weight PAHs like benzo[a]pyrene (BaP). The low-molecular-weight variety have been overlooked for the most part, with previous studies showing that these compounds alone...

DNA Danger From Thirdhand Smoke
2013-06-21 04:52:23

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For the first time ever, thirdhand smoke has been found to cause significant amounts of damage to human cells. Thirdhand smoke is the toxic residue that attaches to almost all surfaces leaving a strong odor long after cigarette smoke has dissipated. The researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory also discovered in this study that chronic exposure caused more DNA damage than acute exposure. Samples exposed to chronic...

2013-05-29 09:32:34

When assessing information presented by the tobacco industry, the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulatory bodies in other countries, should be aware that they are dealing with companies with a long history of intentionally misleading the public. They therefore should actively protect their public-health policies on smoking from the commercial interests of the tobacco industry and not consider the industry as a stakeholder, concludes a study by experts from the US...

2013-05-21 23:03:18

In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure. Now, a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Dayton Children´s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University has found a possible similar effect in children with kidney disease who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for...

2013-05-21 14:46:28

Both fine-particle air pollution and noise pollution may increase a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to German researchers who have conducted a large population study, in which both factors were considered simultaneously. "Many studies have looked at air pollution, while others have looked at noise pollution," said study leader Barbara Hoffmann, MD, MPH, a professor of environmental epidemiology at the IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine...

Non-Smoking Hotel Rooms Still Expose Guests To Third-Hand Smoke
2013-05-15 05:24:42

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study conducted by researchers from San Diego State University (SDSU) and published in the journal Tobacco Control suggests that guests staying in hotels that allow smoking are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of tobacco and carcinogens even if they choose a non-smoking room. Study author Dr. Georg Matt at the Department of Psychology at SDSU reports, "Our findings demonstrate that some non-smoking...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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