The benefits and risks of electronic cigarette use are still uncertain. Nobody needs a study to tell him that inhaling unknown vapors is unhealthy, but it is good to know that it does produce “secondhand” harms. People who are using these cigarettes should take precautions to protect themselves and the others.

The German Cancer Research Center, Heildelberg, conducted a new research on electronic cigarettes. The study shows that the trendy e-cigarettes are not so “safe” as originally thought. It is proven that they contain volatile organic compounds, acetone, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, benzopyrene, silicate and various metal particles.

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E-cigarettes contain harmful substances, including propylene glycol, flavors and nicotine, and are emitted as mist or aerosol into indoor air. The study shows that these ultrafine liquid particles may penetrate deeply into the lungs, of less than 2.5 micrometer in diameter.

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The conclusion of e-cigarettes emissions is:

a) Presence of besides glycol (the main ingredient), nicotine, flavors, tobacco-specific nitrosamines, volatile organic compounds, acetone, formaldehyde. acetaldehyde, benzo(a)pyrene as well as silicate and various metal particles;

b) The particle size is between I00 and 600 nanometers, which is comparable to the particle size found in tobacco smoke of conventional cigarettes;

c) The levels of most harmful substances are lower in thee-cigarettes than in conventional cigarette smoke, but they do accumulate in indoor air;
The study further shows that these e-cigarettes produce substantially fewer ultrafine particles than conventional cigarettes, however, the substances emitted by e-cigarettes may be inhaled by non-users when used indoor.

Second-hand exposure to e-cigarette emission which may lead to adverse health effects cannot be excluded.
The German Cancer Research Center, Heildelberg calls the e-cigarette, “An uncontrolled experiment with Consumers”.

Source: livingtraditionally.com

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The benefits and risks of electronic cigarette use are still uncertain. Nobody needs a study to tell him that inhaling unknown vapors is unhealthy, but it is good to know that it does produce “secondhand” harms. People who are using these cigarettes should take precautions to protect themselves and...