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Additional funding awarded to further investigate the link between thirdhand smoke and cancer (University of California, Julia Chao)

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The University of California Lawrence Berkley Lab reported on Monday, September 28, 2015  that researchers of the Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory  have been awarded $1.3 million for two sets of studies by the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). The studies are to better understand the health impacts of thirdhand smoke, the noxious residue that clings to virtually all indoor surfaces long after the secondhand smoke from a cigarette has cleared out.

“These two grants represent the largest annual total in the history of the TRDRP to Berkeley Lab and affirm that we remain on the cutting edge of research in this area,” said Berkeley Lab chemist Hugo Destaillats. “Working with our collaborators over the years, Berkeley Lab has made many important findings on thirdhand smoke, and now we’re excited to use new approaches to better quantify its harm to human health.”

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