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Third-hand smoke in furniture and clothes damages mouse organs

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Third-hand smoke in furniture and clothes damages mouse organs

Source: New Scientist

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Exposure to "third-hand smoke" - residue left behind on carpets, clothing and furniture - appears to increase the risk of liver damage and diabetes in mice. Residues of cigarette smoke cause a cocktail of toxins to accumulate on surfaces and clothes. Such toxins are thought to resist removal by industrial cleaners.

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