The genotoxicity of mainstream and sidestream marijuana and tobacco smoke condensates.

@article{Maertens2009TheGO,
  title={The genotoxicity of mainstream and sidestream marijuana and tobacco smoke condensates.},
  author={Rebecca M Maertens and Paul A. White and William S. Rickert and Genevi{\`e}ve Levasseur and George R. Douglas and P. Bellier and James P. McNamee and Vidya Thuppal and Mike Walker and Suzanne Desjardins},
  journal={Chemical research in toxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1406-14}
}
While the prevalence of tobacco use has decreased in Canada over the past decade, that of marijuana use has increased, particularly among youth. However, the risks of adverse health effects from marijuana smoke exposure, specifically as compared to tobacco, are currently not well understood. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the relative ability of matched marijuana and tobacco condensates to induce (geno)toxic responses in three in vitro test systems. This study provides… CONTINUE READING