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November 20, 2016
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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Fluorescent Ruby Red Roofs Stay as Cool as White

Berkeley Lab scientists use fluorescence to boost the performance of cool colored pigments Elementary school science teaches us that in the sun, dark colors get hot while white stays cool. Now new research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) … Continue reading

January 19, 2015
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Thirdhand Smoke: Toxic Airborne Pollutants Linger Long After the Smoke Clears

Berkeley Lab researchers assess health impacts of inhalable constituents of thirdhand tobacco smoke. Ever walked into a hotel room and smelled old cigarette smoke? While the last smoker may have left the room hours or even days ago, the lingering … Continue reading

July 20, 2013
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Berkeley Lab Confirms Thirdhand Smoke Causes DNA Damage

A study led by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found for the first time that thirdhand smoke—the noxious residue that clings to virtually all surfaces long after the secondhand smoke from a cigarette has cleared out—causes significant genetic … Continue reading

August 17, 2010
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Berkeley Study Shows Ozone and Nicotine a Bad Combination for Asthma

Another reason for including asthma on the list of potential health risks posed by secondhand tobacco smoke, especially for non-smokers, has been uncovered. Furthermore, the practice of using ozone to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from indoor environments, including … Continue reading