Health hazards of cigarette residue
Although you or a family member does not smoke, but smoke residue or residual burning of cigarettes smoke turned out to be quite harmful to health. The residue can be left behind in the carpet, clothes, and stuff that is in the house.
Both smokers and non-smokers are at risk of developing various diseases caused by cigarette residue, whether it’s from sucking, digesting, or even touch it.
As reported by Mother Nature Network, cigarette residue which reacts with nitric acid creates the 11 harmful carcinogens (cancer-causing) , including arsenic, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen cyanide.
Nonetheless, because research on cigarette residue is performed, adverse effects on health in the long term remains uncertain.
Cleaning up cigarette residue clearly takes time, effort, and cost that is not small. However, there are several ways you can do to clean up cigarette residue inside the house.
- Clean the walls with hot water that has been mixed with detergent.
- Paint the wall with three layers of paint.
- Replace the carpet in the house.
- Wipe all the objects in the house, because cigarette residue is not only on the walls and floor only.
Even when not smoking or exposed to secondhand smoke, apparently residue from cigarettes still pose problems for health.