Terry cloth exposed to tobacco smoke for various periods of time, and the THS levels recovered. [Photos from Pozuelos et al. (2021) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18:3592)]
Giovanna Pozuelos, a CMDB graduate student, Ester Omaiye, an ETOX graduate student, Prof. Prue Talbot, an ETOX faculty member and their collaborators have developed a method to allow levels of third-hand smoke (THS) components on common indoor fabrics to be rapidly assessed. Their method should facilitate the identification of repositories of THS contaminants within homes and improve clean-up. The work was recently highlighted in UCR News. More information can be found here. Our congratulations to Giovanna, Prue, Ester and their team for developing this new method.