Smoke lin­ger­ing in car­pets? It can harm your kids

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TRENDS TIMES -

Wash­ing­ton: Ex­po­sure to resid­ual to­bacco and nico­tine lin­ger­ing in car­pets and up­hol­stery in rooms, as well as a smoker’s fin­gers, can cause res­pi­ra­tory prob­lem in chil­dren, a study has found.

Ex­perts at Cincin­nati Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Med­i­cal Cen­ter and the Univer­sity of Cincin­nati found ev­i­dence of the harm­ful ef­fects of ex­po­sure to the residue of to­bacco smoke. Higher lev­els of ex­po­sure to the residue — which in­cludes car­cino­genic ni­trosamines — may be linked to res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems.

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