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Using a highly sensitive new test, scientists in Europe are reporting
“convincing evidence” that marijuana smoke damages the genetic material
DNA in ways that could increase the risk of cancer. Their study is
scheduled for the June 15 issue of ACS’ Chemical Research in Toxicology, a monthly journal.
Rajinder Singh and colleagues note that toxic substances in tobacco
smoke can damage DNA and increase the risk of lung and other cancers.
However, there has been uncertainty over whether marijuana smoke has
the same effect. Scientists are especially concerned about the toxicity
of acetaldehyde, present in both tobacco and marijuana. However, it has
been difficult to measure DNA damage from acetaldehyde with
The scientists describe development and use of a modified mass
spectrometry method that showed clear indications that marijuana smoke
damages DNA. “In conclusion, these results provide evidence for the DNA
damaging potential of cannabis [marijuana] smoke, implying that the
consumption of cannabis cigarettes may be detrimental to human health
with the possibility to initiate cancer development,” the article
states. “The data obtained from this study suggesting the DNA damaging
potential of cannabis smoke highlight the need for stringent regulation
of the consumption of cannabis cigarettes, thus limiting the
development of adverse health effects such as cancer.”
-- News release courtesy of American Chemical Society
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