Friday, April 20, 2007

Annotation Bibliography Numero Uno

(Pets and Second Hand Smoke)
Everyone knows the risks of Second hand smoke (SHS). It kills 53,000 people in the US every year. What you dont know is that it could be killing your best friend.
Studies have been done and they show that SHS affects our pets. SHS has been found to lymphoma in cats, nasal and lung cancer in dogs, and lung cancer in in birds.
In a study done by Tufts University and the U of Massachusetts researchers found a direct link to cats developing lymphoma.
Researchers believe that how SHS affects cats is closely related to how it affects children.
Birds have a sensitive sort of respiratory system that if it inhales SHS, it could be very toxic and deadly. Some other effects of SHS on our pets can be that they may have allergies and eye irritation. Another risk is that your pet could get nicotine poisoning, which could lead to death within a short period of time.