Gerard J. Keating said:
> However, while it is well proven that second hand smoke can be a cause
> of cancer, alcohol or urine soaked clothing is not a recognized cause of
> any major disease or illness.
http://www.forteantimes.com/artic/95/stdeaths.html -- and I quote:
GOLFER DAVID BAILEY, 40, of Clondalkin, County Dublin, was killed by a rat
which ran up his trouser leg as he hunted for a lost ball at Caddockstown
golfcourse in County Kildare. He startled the animal when he jumped into a
ditch at the first hole. It shot up his leg and urinated on him. His playing
partners advised him to take a shower immediately, but he laughed off the
encounter, saying he had no cuts or bites. He took a shower four hours later
after finishing the round. However, before this he had touched his leg and
smoked a cigar. Doctors believe that the deadly Weil's disease carried by the
rat was passed from his fingers to his mouth. He was admitted to a Dublin
hospital with severe jaundice two weeks later, but he died in intensive care
when his kidneys collapsed. D.Mirror, 30 Aug 1996.
So there y'go -- urine-soaked clothing *AND* smoking prove harmful!!
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