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Growing Evidence Of Marijuana Smoke’s Toxic Effects on Cells.

Growing Evidence Of Marijuana Smoke’s Potential Dangers

Source:  American Chemical Society. (2009, August 5). Growing Evidence Of Marijuana Smoke’s Potential Dangers. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 1, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090805110741.htm
ScienceDaily Summary::
In a finding that challenges the increasingly popular belief that smoking marijuana is less harmful to health than smoking tobacco, researchers in Canada are reporting that smoking marijuana, like smoking tobacco, has toxic effects on cells.
Journal Reference:
Rebecca M. Maertens, Paul A. White, William Rickert, Genevieve Levasseur, George R. Douglas, Pascale V. Bellier, James P. McNamee, Vidya Thuppal, Mike Walker, Suzanne Desjardins. The Genotoxicity of Mainstream and Sidestream Marijuana and Tobacco Smoke CondensatesChemical Research in Toxicology, Online July 17, 2009 DOI: 10.1021/tx9000286
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