Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Vapors

Study finds potentially unsafe levels of arsenic lead in e-cig vapors

Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Vapors

Those draws have made smoking e-cigarettes and other vaping devices attractive for young people who are turned off by tobacco, as well as for existing smokers looking for a way to keep the habit but ditch the health issues.

The study backs up a previous one done by the same researchers back in 2017, which found heavy metals in several different brands of e-liquid - though at wildly inconsistent rates.

It evaluated devices from a random sample of 56 users.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined e-cigarette battery-powered devices owned by 56 users, publishing their findings Wednesday in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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"FDA, the e-cigarette companies and vapers themselves to realize that these heating coils, as now made, seem to be leaking poisonous metals, which then get into the aerosols that vapers inhale". They also tell that this exposure can give rise to cardiovascular diseases, brain damage and to cancer as well.

But recent studies have found some e-cigarette flavours contain toxins that harm the body and another found vaping leaves people more susceptible to pneumonia. However, among 10 users significant levels of arsenic were found in refill e-liquid, tanks and aerosol samples.

Well, the U.S Food and Drug Administration has all rights to control the usage of e-cigarettes but it is still a big question for the administration as well, that how it can be done. Other studies, including one a year ago from Rule's group, have detected significant levels of toxic metals in e-liquids exposed to the e-cigarette heating coil.

The update about the harmful toxic metal in these e-cigarettes can now be a reason for FDA to work on the usage.

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They tested for the presence of 15 metals in the e-liquids in the vapers' refilling dispensers, the e-liquids in coils' tanks and in the generated aerosols.

The study also found that nearly 50% of aerosol samples had higher lead concentrations than those defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

However, the source of the lead and how metals get into the surrounding e-liquid remains a mystery.

"We don't know yet whether metals are chemically leaching from the coil or vaporising when it's heated", Ana added. How the arsenic got into these e-liquids is yet another mystery-and another potential focus for regulators.

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He urged health associations to hold up until the point that more research has been done before recommending the prevalent smoking gadgets to patients.

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