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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Lingering Consequences of Smoke in the Workplace

Countless studies have confirmed the health risks associated with smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Now, new research is bringing attention to potential health risks associated with so-called thirdhand smoke, the mixture of tobacco smoke toxicants that lingers in the air and on surfaces after the smoke itself dissipates. 

An article in the current issue of Environmental Health Perspectives takes a look at the state of the science on thirdhand smoke and discusses why some researchers believe it is a cause for concern.