Category Archives: Wood Smoke Carcinogens

Alaska Dispatch News, Sept. 12, 2014: Dr. Brian Moench, “Protect Your Lungs; Treat Wood Smoke Like Cigarette Smoke”

From Alaska Dispatch News, Sept. 12, 2014 Dr. Brian Moench. “Protect Your Lungs; Treat Wood Smoke Like Cigarette Smoke” Link below: http://www.adn.com/article/20140912/protect-your-lungs-treat-wood-smoke-cigarette-smoke The same article was also published on September 13, 2104 in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner as a Community … Continue reading

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A Screening-Level Assessment of the Health Risks of Chronic Smoke Exposure for Wildland Firefighters

From: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15238338 PubMed.gov J Occup Environ Hyg. 2004 May;1(5):296-305 Booze TF, Reinhardt TE, Quiring SJ, Ottmar RD. A Screening-Level Assessment of the Health Risks of Chronic Smoke Exposure for Wildland Firefighters The authors present the background for their study: “A screening health risk assessment was … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Pollution from Solid Fuels and Risk of Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers in Central and Eastern Europe

From: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23092716 PubMed.gov Environ Res. 2013 Jan;120:90-5. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2012.09.008. Epub 2012 Oct 22. Sapkota A, Zaridze D, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Mates D, Fabiánová E, Rudnai P, Janout V, Holcatova I, Brennan P, Boffetta P, Hashibe M Indoor air pollution from solid fuels and risk of upper aerodigestive tract cancers in central and eastern … Continue reading

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Physicochemical Characterisation of Combustion Particles from Vehicle Exhaust and Residential Wood Smoke

From:  http://www.particleandfibretoxicology.com/content/3/1/1 Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2006, 3:1 doi:10.1186/1743-8977-3-1 Anette Kocbach, Yanjun Li, Karl E Yttri, Flemming R Cassee, Per E Schwarze, and Ellen Namork Physicochemical characterisation of combustion particles from vehicle exhaust and residential wood smoke According to the authors, “The TEM [transition electron microscopy] analyses showed that … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Health Effects of Wood Smoke

From: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/air/air-quality-and-pollutants/general-air-quality/wood-smoke/health-effects-of-wood-smoke.html Minnesota Pollution Control Agency “Health Effects of Wood Smoke” This article states, “Wood smoke contains a hazardous mixture of chemical substances such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), dioxin, and inhalable particulate matter … Continue reading

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A Review of Diseases Associated with Household Air Pollution Due to the Use of Biomass Fuels

From: ScienceDirect.com http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389411007424 Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume 192, Issue 2, 30 August 2011, Pages 425-431. A review of diseases associated with household air pollution due to the use of biomass fuels Ki-Hyun Kim, Shamin Ara Jahan, Ehsanul Kabir The authors discuss the … Continue reading

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Wood Smoke Stimulates Human Lung Cancer Cell Growth

From: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/reprint/183/1_MeetingAbstracts/A3903?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=tafur&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT Tafur et al. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., May 2011; 183: A3903 Wood Smoke Stimulates Human Lung Cancer Cell Growth Karla B. Tafur, Jeffrey D. Ritzenthaler, Jesse Roman, and … Continue reading

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