Citizens for Clean Air in Apartments

Second-Hand Smoke One Of Worst Forms Of Indoor Air Pollution
Studies from the Environmental Protection Agency show that typical airborne pollutants now run two to five times higher indoors than out. Hazards vary from house to house, but high levels of chemicals increase the risk of cancer and intensify respiratory illnesses, such as asthma.

According to Tim Buckley, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, secondhand cigarette smoke "puts you in a league of your own" for high levels of nitrogen oxides, particulates and volatile organic compounds such as benzene and toluene.

WALL STREET JOURNAL, [12/7/98] "Sometimes Pollution Can Be At Its Worst Inside Your Home," Marilyn Chase, p. B1

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