The Toxicology of Inhaled Woodsmoke

Research studies on wood smoke and other air pollution.

The Toxicology of Inhaled Woodsmoke

Postby Wilberforce » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:24 pm

Judith T. Zelikoff, Lung Chi Chen, Mitchell D. Cohen, Richard B. Schlesinger
"This mini-review article brings together many of the human and animal studies
performed over the last three decades in an attempt to better define the toxicological
impact of inhaled woodsmoke on exposed children and adults; particular attention is
given to effects upon the immune system... It can be concluded from this review that
exposure to woodsmoke, particularly for children, represents a potential health hazard."
• 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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