After the smoke gets in your eyes and settles on your clothing, furniture and drapes, the residue can be just as harmful as second-hand smoke, new research says.
A study out of the University of California, Riverside, suggests so-called third-hand smoke, which that clings to objects and fabrics long after one has lit-up and typically leaves behind the tell-tale odor of a recent smoking session, poses the same health risks as second-hand smoke, which is exhaled by smokers.
Scientists explain third-hand smoke can accumulate throughout one's home or automobile and grow more toxic with carcinogens over time.
The study findings appear in the journal PLoS ONE.
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