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2013-03-22 15:27:53

New research conducted in 10 European cities has estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads. The results are comparable to the burden associated with passive smoking: the World Health Organization estimates that between 4% and 18% of asthma cases in children are linked to passive smoking. The findings, published online today (22 March 2013) ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, come as the European Commission...

Researchers Develop Device To Detect Secondhand Smoke
2013-03-22 09:07:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a device that is capable of detecting secondhand smoke — a gizmo that could be a powerful new tool in those attempting to avoid exposure to tobacco. The device, which is currently in the patent-pending prototype stage, weighs less than a cellphone and is approximately the same size as a Matchbox car, the researchers said. It uses polymer films to collect and measure the amount...

2013-03-08 01:00:49

Exposure to tobacco smoke may be more dangerous than previously thought, research says Nonsmokers, beware. It seems the more you are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke–whether it was during your childhood or as an adult, at work or at home–the more likely you are to develop early signs of heart disease, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. Researchers found that 26 percent of people exposed to varying...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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