Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

November 22, 2014 3:58 PM

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Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene.

Benzene has been linked to an increased risk for leukemia in prior research, according to a scientific team reporting Nov. 21 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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