Use Of Hookah Tobacoo Boost Up The Risk Of Leukemia

November 23, 2014 1:25 AM

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Use Of Hookah Tobacoo Boost Up The Risk Of Leukemia

Individuals who go to hookah parlors register larger amounts in their body of benzene — a substance linked with an increased risk for leukemia, whether they smoke or not, as indicated by the results of a study reported Friday by San Diego State University.

The study is published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention – a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The researchers found that a benzene metabolite in the smokers’ urine who go to hookah parlors was 4 times higher than usual. It was twofold the ordinary amount for...

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