Thousands of Unknown Chemicals Found in E-Cigarettes

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found vaping aerosols contain thousands of unknown chemicals and substances not disclosed by manufacturers, including industrial chemicals and caffeine. The results, recently published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, suggest people who vape are using a product whose risks have yet to be fully determined and could be exposing themselves to chemicals with adverse health effects.

“Existing research that compared e-cigarettes with normal cigarettes found that cigarette contaminants are much lower in e-cigarettes. The problem is that e-cigarette aerosols contain other completely uncharacterized chemicals that might have health risks that we don’t yet know about,” said senior author Carsten Prasse, an assistant professor of environmental health and engineering at Johns Hopkins.

Read more: https://releases.jhu.edu/2021/10/06/johns-hopkins-finds-thousands-of-unknown-chemicals-in-e-cigarettes/

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