Hookah smokers breathe in higher quantities of heavy metals than believed

February 20, 2015 6:04 PM

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Hookah smokers breathe in higher quantities of heavy metals than believed

Washington: According to a new study, when smoking hookah, only a minimal amount of heavy metals are removed in the "filtration" process, suggesting that shisha pipes are not as toxin-free as previously believed.

Research of the German Jordanian University and the Royal Scientific Society Amman-Jordan showed that on average, 3 percent of heavy metals present in tobacco are removed and this would not be enough to protect users from exposure to these toxins.

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