Great segment today on Rachel Ray about the health risks of second hand smoke. There are more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke.
The toxic pollutants from tobacco smoke stay airborne for hours after the visible smoke has disappeared.
So even though most smokers have their cigarette in a designated smoking area, these toxic airborne chemicals travel. Have you ever smelled a smoke aroma on someone that walks past you? Well, they are dragging the toxins with them into your breathing space.
According the the CDC, since 1964 approximately 2.5 million people have died from health problems caused by exposure to second hand smoke.
Airborne particles are a part of our everyday life, and considering the average person spends 90% of their time in an indoor environment it's important to limit the amount of bad air we breathe.