Category Archives: Wood Smoke Carcinogens

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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Formaldehyde Classified a Known Human Carcinogen and Styrene Classified as Reasonably Anticipated to be a Human Carcinogen by the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens

From: National Toxicology Program http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/index.cfm?objectid=72016262-BDB7-CEBA-FA60E922B18C2540 According to the National Toxicology Program website, “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released the 12th Report on Carcinogens on June 10, 2011. The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Pollution from Biomass Burning Activates Akt in Airway Cells and Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes: A Study Among Premenopausal Women in Rural India

From: PubMed.gov http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20924080 Toxicol Pathol. 2010 Dec;38(7):1085-98. Epub 2010 Oct 5. Indoor air pollution from biomass burning activates Akt in airway cells and peripheral blood lymphocytes: a study among premenopausal women in rural India. Mondal NK, Roy A, Mukherjee B, … Continue reading

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From U.S. Forest Service : What’s Burning in Your Campfire?

From the U.S. Forest Service: http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm04232327/page01.htm 02/08/2006. What’s Burning in Your Campfire? Garbage in, toxins out. This article reports the chemical results of various campfire burn scenarios. For a campfire that was burning just wood and no garbage, the report … Continue reading

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What is in Wood Smoke?

The article Wood Smoke:  Emissions and Noncancer Respiratory Effects by Timothy V. Larson and Jane Q. Koenig Departments of Civil Engineering and Environmental Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, published in Annual Review of Public Health, 1994, Volume 15, pages … Continue reading

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