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Just Ten Minutes in a Car With a Smoker Boosts Harmful Pollutants by Up to Thirty Percent

(11/26/2012)

Just Ten Minutes in a Car With a Smoker Boosts Harmful Pollutants by Up to Thirty Percent 
ScienceDaily

November 21, 2012

Just 10 minutes spent in the back seat of a car with a smoker in the front, boosts a child's daily exposure to harmful pollutants by up to 30%, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control.  Researchers point out that levels of harmful pollutants found inside the car exceeded those found in restaurants, bars, and casinos.  "Children are more vulnerable than adults, and their exposures to tobacco smoke in a vehicle are completely controlled by the adults with whom they share the vehicle," the authors wrote.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210338.htm


Keywords: car, smoker, pollutants, increase, harmful, children



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