Archives for February 9, 2010

BBC News – ‘Third-hand smoke’ could damage health

Lingering residue from tobacco smoke which clings to upholstery, clothing and the skin releases cancer-causing agents, work in PNAS journal shows.

Berkeley scientists in the US ran lab tests and found “substantial levels” of toxins on smoke-exposed material.

They say while banishing smokers to outdoors cuts second-hand smoke, residues will follow them back inside and this “third-hand smoke” may harm.

via BBC News – ‘Third-hand smoke’ could damage health.

The war on smokers continues.  I am against smoking, but don’t get this ‘they’re endangering everyone around them’ approach.

Breaking news: life is dangerous. | Grand Rounds is up!

Welcome to Grand Rounds for February 9th. How are you? Sitting here, finalizing the posts, I am stricken by my utter inability to say anything nearly as entertaining as Dr. Rob did last week. I mean, I don’t have a single llama picture to offer you! I’m very disappointed in myself.

via | Grand Rounds is up!.

No llamas?  Oh, well.  It’s still good.