Biomass fuels and lung cancer.

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Biomass fuels and lung cancer.

Postby Wilberforce » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:21 pm

Biomass fuels and lung cancer.
Lim WY, Seow A.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2200 ... t=Abstract
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 088.x/full

The data thus far relating biomass fuel emissions to lung cancer is highly suggestive
but not yet conclusive. There is good evidence that the constituents of biomass fuels
are carcinogenic in in vitro models, and emission extracts are clearly mutagenic and
cause cell damage in in vitro studies. However, the evidence in animal models is not
as convincing, and the epidemiologic evidence in humans, particularly that of a
dose–response relationship is incomplete.
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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