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2010-02-08 14:40:00

Nicotine in third-hand smoke, the residue from tobacco smoke that clings to virtually all surfaces long after a cigarette has been extinguished, reacts with the common indoor air pollutant nitrous acid to produce dangerous carcinogens. This new potential health hazard was revealed in a multi-institutional study led by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). "The burning of tobacco releases nicotine in the form of a vapor that adsorbs strongly onto indoor...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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