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Living with a smoker is equivalent to living in a heavily polluted city, say researchers

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 21 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6318
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

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 Control1 found that particulate matter concentrations in smoking households were on average 10 times higher than those found in non-smoking homes.

The researchers included data from four linked studies carried out in Scotland from 2009 to 2013 involving real …

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