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second hand

from another person or source, not directly from personal experience or observation. I wasn't present at the meeting. I heard about it at second hand. Frank tells stories about the Gulf War, but he got them second hand. He wasn't actually in the desert with the troops.
See also: hand, second
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for purpose, so a second hand electrical appliance should still work and your consumer rights would apply if the goods failed to operate.
In the study involving 4,800 non-smoking women, the researchers found that those who were exposed to second hand smoke six or more hours per day as children and adults were at a greater risk of having difficulty getting pregnant and suffering one or more miscarriages.
Almost three quarters of Welsh motorists who plan to replace their vehicles in the next 12 months will buy a second hand car, with 39% opting for a vehicle over three years old.
A recent haul of second hand baby goods picked upby the BPA uncovered a series of potential death traps, including a high chair with a loose strap which could have choked a small child and a car seat with missing safety straps.
Breathe Free materials are designed to provide education on the dangers of second hand smoke with a focus on African American households and community settings.
19, 2006) from McMaster University concluded that exposure to second hand smoke increased the risk of heart attack in both former smokers and nonsmokers.
A prospective study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston of 405 children undergoing outpatient surgical procedures found that airway complications during anesthesia or postanesthetic recovery were far more common in children subjected to second hand smoke exposure.
The used clothes are popular as Lunda bazaars can be found all over the country but now imported Chinese items are also sold with second hand items to make this business more profitable.
Nonsmokers with ragweed pollen allergy were exposed to second hand smoke and their nasal fluids were studies in new research from scientists at UCLA published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (www.
In January, the California Air Resources Board formally classified second-hand smoke as a toxic air contaminant that may cause and/or contribute to death or serious illness based on a comprehensive report on exposure and health effects of second hand smoke.
It is pertinent to mention that the second hand clothing and vintage clothing industries have shown huge growth in the last few years, but what is really on the rise is the refashioning of second hand and vintage clothing.
TobacAlert(TM) allows consumers to assess their level of second hand smoke exposure and is available at the approximately 5,400 CVS/pharmacy(R) stores across the U.
According to the California Air Resources Board, an estimated 50,000 deaths occur from second hand smoke exposure in the U.
As the winter approaching fast, the sale of winter clothes, new as well as second hand have been gaining momentum and sale of woollen clothes, particularly the second hand variety, has shoot up in the twin cities, various customers observed.