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TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns. That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are similar to that of the air in large, polluted cities, the study found. TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns.

That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are similar to that of the air in large, polluted cities, the study found. TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study.

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns. That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are similar to that of the air in large, polluted cities, the study found. (CNN) Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ground-level ozone, is like smoking about a pack of cigarettes a day for many years, a new study says, and like smoking, it can can lead to. By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) Living with a smoker can be like breathing the air in the world’s most polluted cities, according to a new study from Scotland.

Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns. That means that air-particle levels in a home with a smoker are similar to that of the air in large, polluted cities, the study found. Now, a new study conducted in Scotland has quantified the amount of pollutants inhaled by those who live with smokers and found that it is comparable to the amount inhaled by residents of the world’s most polluted cities — such as Beijing — outside their homes.

Non-smokers who live with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study. The researchers found that living with smokers is the same as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London. They said moving to smoke-free homes could. Author affiliations Non-smokers who live with smokers are typically exposed to three times the recommended level of fine particulate matter, new research has found.

A study published in Tobacco Control 1 found that particulate matter concentrations in smoking households were on average 10 times higher than those found in non-smoking homes.

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Any such study needs to take account of the fact that people resident in such cities are not only exposed to more pollution but, in general, may also be poorer, may be exposed to more toxic fumes at work, may eat a less healthy diet and may smoke more cigarettes than residents of less-polluted cities.

“Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases” by Anthony Seaton, A. Gordon Leitch, Douglas Seaton
from Crofton and Douglas’s Respiratory Diseases
by Anthony Seaton, A. Gordon Leitch, Douglas Seaton
Wiley, 2008

Study of residents in six contrasting cities in the United States in which information about personal smoking habits had been obtained suggests that the risk in the most polluted city compared to that in the least polluted could be increased by about a quarter in both smokers and non-smokers.

“Oxford Textbook of Medicine” by D. A. Warrell, Timothy M. Cox, John D. Firth
from Oxford Textbook of Medicine
by D. A. Warrell, Timothy M. Cox, John D. Firth
Oxford University Press, 2005

Most researchers eliminate smokers from the study, but not all take into account urban workplaces (factories), where men and women may have been exposed to high levels of cancer-causing pollutants.

“Environmental Science” by Daniel D. Chiras
from Environmental Science
by Daniel D. Chiras
Jones and Bartlett, 2006

Perhaps smokers just happen to live in cities.

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from Epidemiology E-Book
by Leon Gordis
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Passive smoking among nonsmoking women and the relationship between indoor air pollution and lung cancer incidence — results of a multicenter case controlled study.

“Indoor Air Quality: A Comprehensive Reference Book” by M. Maroni, B. Seifert, T. Lindvall
from Indoor Air Quality: A Comprehensive Reference Book
by M. Maroni, B. Seifert, T. Lindvall
Elsevier Science, 1995

So does living and working with smokers, because you breathe the smoke second hand.

“Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care for Optimum Health” by Andrew Weil
from Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care for Optimum Health
by Andrew Weil
Houghton Mifflin, 2004

Thus, the odds of being a smoker are substantially increased in those in lower occupational class groups, those living in rented housing, without access to a car, who are unemployed, and in crowded accommodation.

“Social Determinants of Health” by Michael Marmot, Richard Wilkinson
from Social Determinants of Health
by Michael Marmot, Richard Wilkinson
OUP Oxford, 2005

Participants in dualsmoker couples reported increased positive emotion contingent upon lighting up, while in single-smoker couples both partners (nonsmokers and smokers alike) reported the opposite.

“The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology” by Howard S. Friedman
from The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology
by Howard S. Friedman
Oxford University Press, 2011

Nonsmoking spouses of smokers are 3.5 times more likely to develop lung cancer, compared with people living in smoke-free houses.

“User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements” by Jack Challem
from User’s Guide to Nutritional Supplements
by Jack Challem
Basic Health Publications, Incorporated, 2003

Non-smoking wives of heavy smokers have a higher risk of lung cancer: a study from Japan.

“Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health” by Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Chorh Chuan Tan
from Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
by Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2017

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  • Why dont we have flying cars yet?! Roads or highways are such and antiquated technology and we are in the 21st century. We should have anti-gravity vehicles by now. I would settle for a jet pack. 

  • “For every 100m a woman lived closer to a major roadway, her risk of sudden cardiac arrest increased by 6%.”
    Let’s say a woman within 100m has a 99% risk. Then >100m is 93% risk, >1km 55%, >5km 5%, >10km 0.3%, and at over 47km her risk is less than 1 in 7 billion. Credible?

  • and my father also thinks and beliefs tobacco smoke produces healthy oxygen and air and he claims smoking cigarettes is the usual key to success towards an amazing healthy marriage and relationships and thinks and claims and beliefs tobacco smoking doesn’t negatively affect/effect a vast majority of wildlife nor people and thinks humans AND wildlife are immune towards an incredible amounts air pollution

  • I”ve reported on several studies on this topic not just heart attack living near highways also increases risk for diabetes asthma infertility and even Alzheimers. There is no doubt what is causing it vehicle exhaust contains hundreds of highly toxic chemicals that form when gasoline burns in the 4,000 degree engine combustion process, thereby forming compounds containing benzene and even dioxin. These poisons float downwind and are breathed in concentrated levels for those near highways. You can see a summary of these reports at http://www.chem-tox.com/carexhaust/ We need more videos on this topic global warming is certainly a reason to convert cars to other fuel sources, but our health would improve immediately by converting to natural gas (which could be done very easily) but of course, petroleum interests (who are now employed in and have a big influence in our government) don’t want any conversion as they won’t be able to afford their next yacht payment. Again that website is http://www.chem-tox.com/carexhaust/

  • I’m giving here the idea of liberty. Imagine that your mind is a computer and you want to develop a algorithm of search and learning without writing a code line. A summarized example of these algorithms is the one which, using mathematical formulas, is on Google’s software. This part of the website program is responsible for the opportunity of tipping a word, for example “news”, and, in next moment, the interface is full of the latest most relevant news related to your personal preferences.
    Let’s do this in a very simple way, and without much variables, because if we don’t do like this, maybe this could get complicated. Choose, randomly, 10 websites, news’ virtual bases and search engines to open in your web browsers. Let’s see: Uol, Khan academics, Aol, CNN, Baidu, Spiegel, Pravda, Figaro, Wikipedia and Google (you’re free to choose other ones). After opening these pages, give a quick look into them, and that’s it, your algorithm was created in your mind.
    This “engine” inside of you will work better as many times you use it, and using it, here, is meaning repeating the process.
    Now, you may be thinking, I can’t speak these foreign languages. But, remember in sites there are pictures and it speak more then a thousand words. If you like the idea, practice and make singularity ☺Share this idea and help build a better world��
    In fact you can predict the future, as well as the google algorithm when you type on your keyboard, it’s all a matter of probability using the human mind to process the data in tune with the web. Will you be able?

  • Perhaps the link is rubber emissions from tires. There is anecdotal evidence that exposure on soccer fields with synthetic turf and ground tire filler might cause cancer. Just another think for the NFL to worry about. Watch a football game and the black “smoke” rising from the field. Geoff Who panics easily.

  • Love Communities For Our Future Generations
    Love Communities mission is to build new models based on cooperation, creativity, and love. We will put forth and share knowledge and solutions that will enlighten and alter the course of history that is now leading to an irreversible tipping point and our extinction. There is nothing more important than this issue. Let’s work together for our future generations.
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  • Lord Monkton showed a correlation between witness frequencies of UFOs to Republican percentage in Congress. Sample size/demographic of this study too Monktonish.:^P

  • Delhi is landlocked city…that doctor is an idiot…he does not have common sense that costal areas are anyday not polluted….use some logic….everyone in India is smoker…what nonsense..do you know how big is india…..idiot

  • I was born in Ayodhya and went to New Delhi when I was 5 days old and I saw how dirty it is nothing will change no new capital no nothig

  • As an indian, I get frustrated at how filmmakers portray India. These are the slums of Delhi. These are the worst parts of India. Go to the right place, and India will look like any other first-world country.

  • We as Indian citizens should do our part…
    Don’t wait for policy makers to find a solution…
    This is our nation, we still can change it for good
    Jai Hind ����

  • Fake NEWS.. India stands no where in creating generating pollutants compared to China and USA and other developed countries. Please do your homework before making a video

  • here in FL I live right next to 2 highways, and on the one we have people whose cars exceed 120 decibels. They do this every night, and on top of that, we have a train going by next to us too. when I say next to us, you can walk out of the community, and walk onto either highway, and walk onto the train tracks. I hate it, but at the same time, I wont have to live here too much longer.

  • Don’t believe the Indian Government is any serious on this issue. The share of cities making to list of top polluted cities speaks for itself

  • rest of the worlds developed countries are responsible for this because they looted india which was richest country in world until 18 century. Hope you all foreigners are not so proud of what your country has done to india. but we will recover from this soon and reattain our glory and live with pride again. I dont know how do you all manage to live with so much of guilt and ignorance in your heart.

  • I live across the street from LAX one of the busiest airports, is that worse than a highway? Would an air purifier help my fatal position? 

  • This is the result of unplanned and unsustainable development in Delhi and NCR region. When you pass the construction of almost every industry and company that there is in India, in such a small space, what else do you expect. People from all over India have to come to Delhi because there are no corporations/industries anywhere else making the place overly crowded. This is the result of government incompetency and their lack of planning. People have no choice but to work in such cities.

  • I live on a highway. No joke, my drive way is right on a 65mph, 4 lane, state highway where I causally go get my mail as cars and trucks approach me at 70+mph. Plus, my roommate is a smoker. So at this point, I pretty much have lung cancer.

  • Think about AIRBORNE TIRE DUST. Very few studies in this area because of powerful vested economic interests will block the public’s need to know. Refer: http://badwaterjournal.com/Bad_Water_Journal/Tire_Story.html

  • Majority of the electricity goes to manufacturing industry. Residential usage is very minimal. The correct advice would have been to change the electricity source and regulate the pollution from factories.
    Honestly, that so called ‘expert’ is pathetic.

  • Ooh my god the day i travel to India… ���� i was soo SHOCK! I ask to my husband whats its all this smoke and bad smell in the air!!!??? I was soo scared for my baby girl, and plus they burn the garbages outside and other things likes everyday too! ������ they need to do something its soo crazy!!!!

  • We as Indian citizens should do our part…
    Don’t wait for policy makers to find a solution…
    This is our nation, we still can change it for good
    Jai Hind ����

  • Makes me sick that the majority of us are to stubborn and selfish to actually make a difference, i know there are people and companies dedicated to the cause but at the end of the day its up to the majority of us to get off our asses and do something about. This world is beautiful and with every hour comes years of pollution effect. Just wish everyone would pull there fingers out of their ass and do something about it.

  • I live in Delhi. It is a lesson to all other cities to act now before it’s too late. I am now used to all pollution. Pollution will only be treated when there will be less poverty. Different methods are being tried but people won’t understand until someone gets sick. Hopefully, we can improve the condition of pollution with the next new government. Save environment because that’s our future.