Thirdhand smoke (THS) can damage epithelial cells in the respiratory system by stressing cells and causing them to fight for survival, according to University of California (UC), Riverside, scientists who published their study (“Experimental Acute Exposure to Thirdhand Smoke and Changes in the Human Nasal Epithelial Transcriptome: A Randomized Clinical Trial”)  in JAMA Network Open. The finding could assist physicians treating patients exposed to thirdhand smoke, the researchers said.

 

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