Top
10
Doctor insights on: Toxic Exposure Exposure To Second Hand Smoke

Share
1

1
I have bad discomfort in chest and suffocation after exposure to second hand smoke?

I have bad discomfort  in chest and suffocation after exposure to second hand smoke?

See your doctor and: try to limit your exposure. Some people, particularly those with allergic asthma, can have serious problems with exposure.If you live in your own house, make sure others DO NOT SMOKE in it. If there has been residual smoke, clean thoroughly or hire a cleaning service to clean walls, surfaces and launder upholstery. If in an apt, look into whether it can be smoke-free. Your doctor can treat symptoms ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
58 doctors shared insights

Toxic Exposure (Definition)

Toxic exposure is a symptom in which a person has been exposed to a potentially poisonous substance (usually depending on how much of an exposure). Examples include breathing in a lot of carbon monoxide, breathing a small amount of chlorine gas, touching a strong acid, taking an ...Read more


2

2
How to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

How to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Only so much you can: Do on this front. In your home, you can require people not to smoke indoors, or at worst, have a designated smoking room that you equip with a "smoke-eater." if you live in an apartment building, you may be getting second-hand smoke through your walls, floors, ceiling and vents. In some areas there are now laws requiring apt bldgs be smoke-free indoors. Clean exposed walls, fabrics, clothing. ...Read more

3

3
Is there a way to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Is there a way to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Yes, stay away: From people who smoke. Don't allow family members or other guests to smoke in your home. If you live in an apartment, tell landlord that smoke from other apartments can and does travel and has impact on you. Some apt. Bldgs now are smoke-free. If you are in setting where smoking has taken place, clean all the surfaces, including furniture, coverings etc. Thoroughly to wipe off residual smoke. ...Read more

4

4
Need tips to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Need tips to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

There is no magic: Formula. If you live with people who smoke, request that they smoke outside, or that there be a "smoking room" which is equipped with a good smoke-eater (one that vents outside). If you are living where there used to be smokers, cleaning down the walls and surfaces, cleaning the upholstery etc will help. If you live in an apt bldg, talk to the landlord about making bldg smoke-free. ...Read more

5

5
How harmful is one hour of exposure to second hand smoke?

How harmful is one hour of exposure to second hand smoke?

Difficult to measure: Exposure to second hand smoke can trigger heart attack in susceptible individuals. How harmful, is difficult to state, as most people do not suffer long term consequences from a single short exposure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

Yes: Second hand smoking can cause an increased risk of cancer. Google us department of health and human services the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general. Atlanta, georgia: centers for disease control and prevention, office on smoking and health, 2004. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can exposure to second hand smoke during childhood lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

Can exposure to second hand smoke during childhood lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

Yes: Second hand smoke can increase risk of lung cancer. 3000 americans die each year of lung cancer related to second hand smoker. Best is not to start smoking and avoid smokers when they are lighting up. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Kevin Windisch
163 doctors shared insights

Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more