Update: February 2019
Many active smokers think that passive health
inhaling the smoke from cigarettes of people there is no danger. But,
far from it. Moreover, the particular substance of tobacco smoke under
name “acrolein” (chemical name – “aldehyde acrylic
acid “) is highly toxic and leads to the development
WHO reports that during each year about 600 thousand
the inhabitants of the planet die from the causes associated with passive inhalation
cigarette smoke. A team of specialists from the University of Vienna
(Austria) fortunate enough to determine why tobacco smoke is so
destructive to a living organism. It’s all about the content
acrolein. The connection action was repeatedly tracked and
repeated by scientists in experiments on white laboratory mice.
This volatile aldehyde has the ability to directly inhibit
activities of so-called T-lymphocytes, that is, regulatory
cells of our immune system. It is because of this “repression”.
the immune response of the human body ceases to be so
effective to prevent the growth of tumor formations.
Of course, these mechanisms do not take place simultaneously, it takes time for
accumulation of a harmful effect and its manifestation in the form of cancer
a specific body.
In addition, acrolein is irritating to mucous membranes.
shell of the respiratory tract and eyes, belongs to a group extremely
hazardous substances within the framework of toxicological science.
If you think that breathing smoke only occasionally, are
protected from such a bad effect of acrolein, then you are mistaken.
Even rare and small, but constant doses of cigarette smoke.
able to run cancer processes. This is especially true of such
passive smokers as relatives, friends and even home
animals active smokers. Unfortunately, acrolein can stay
and on your clothes, household utensils, towels, bedspreads, curtains.
Thus, a smoker’s house is no less dangerous for
those who live with him or communicate.
It is worth noting that acrolein may be useful in one way or another.
Degrees: Scientists determine its anti-allergic effect. But
does the significance of such a benefit exceed its harmful
activity? Scientists have yet to answer these questions after
next series of experiments.