Secondhand smoke from hookah pipes is an under-recognized health hazard to workers, medical researchers say, citing evidence collected from studies conducted in hookah bars, which are growing in popularity and number throughout the U.S. “Hookah use is often exempt from clean indoor air laws that protect people from secondhand smoke. Ours is the first study that links poor hookah bar air quality to damaging effects in workers, and the results recommend closer monitoring of this industry to protect the public,” wrote lead researcher Dr. Terry Gordon of the New York University School of Medicine. Testing markers of active smoking and ... Read More
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