Cancer Discovery

Thirdhand Smoke Found to Increase Lung Cancer Risk in Mice

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) identified thirdhand smoke, the toxic residues that linger on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, as a health hazard nearly 10 years ago. Now a new study has found that it also increases lung cancer risk in mice. A team led by Antoine Snijders, Jian-Hua Mao, and Bo Hang of Berkeley Lab