Third-hand smoke paper published in Science Advances

The DeCarlo group’s work on third hand smoke in non-smoking environments was just published in Science Advances.  During this work, we found that third-hand smoke, or the residue of cigarette smoke left behind on surfaces, can contribute a significant fraction of the indoor aerosol measured in a non-smoking class room!  A video summary of this work is here:

Some additional reading from the popular press here:

Washington Post: Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows

NPR: Tobacco Smoke Residue Can Become Airborne Again Indoors

LA Times: This room was off-limits to smokers, but its air contained surprising amounts of ‘thirdhand smoke’

Canadian Broadcast Corporation: ‘Third hand smoke’ can leap from clothes and surfaces into the air you breathe

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