So now there is third hand smoke killing us!

Smoking is not good for health in general and I know you’ve heard tell about second hand smoke and its deleterious effects on nearby people. The fact is that every year some 600,000 people die worldwide from passive inhalation of tobacco smoke. Now researchers from the University of York have found that third hand smoke is also a potential cancer risk for non-smokers and most especially for young children. Third hand smoke is like what you smell and touch in the car of a smoker – even days later with the windows down. In a smoker’s environment, there is widespread tobacco related carcinogens lurking in the dust and on contact surfaces. This new study goes so far as to estimate the potential cancer risk by age group for non-dietary ingestion and dermal exposure to third hand smoke. The general risk for cancer from third hand smoke weighs in at one extra cancer case per one thousand people exposed.

Maybe it's not quite like that - but it's close...

Maybe it’s not quite like that – but it’s close…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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