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Thirdhand smoke presents possible danger to home residents

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By Jacob Kuerth By Jacob Kuerth

(KMOV) – When you move into a house or apartment, you could be putting yourself at risk for what’s known as “thirdhand” smoke.

The tobacco council says pollutants from cigarette smoke may linger long after a smoker moves from a house.

When non-smokers move in, they absorb the toxic chemicals, even if the home has been vacant for months.

Until researchers learn more about thirdhand smoke, researchers suggest washing down all surfaces like doors, floors and walls.

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