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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