‘Thirdhand Smoke’ in Carpets and Furniture Could Pose Health Risk, Scientists Warn
Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in Mother Nature Network, Yahoo! News and BGRstories on May 10 about his research on third-hand smoke chemicals with Michael Waring, PhD, also an associate professor in the College and Anita Avery, PhD, who was a doctoral researcher at Drexel. A May 9 Washington Post story about the research was picked up by a number of national and regional outlets including MSN.com, CBS News Online, Slate and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and internationally by media in Canada, New Zealand, England, Peru, Denmark, China, Israel and India. And NPR’s coverage has aired on many of its affiliates across the country.