Now this may be another one of my "retarded" posts, but I have been curious about this for quite some time.
We all know that smoke is bad for the body, (and I'm talking about ANY smoke.) But what about steam? Say you are eating a bowl of hot clam chowder, what's happening in the respiratory system? What's going on with the heart? It would seem that steam could be just as dangerous. I know that smoke and steam are completely different but if you can burn your hand with steam, couldnj't you be burning your lungs?