E-Cig Vapor Contains High Formaldehyde Levels

E-Cigarette vapor may contain formaldehyde which can cause cancer, according to a new study, at levels around 15 times greater than standard cigarettes. Scientists discovered that electronic cigarettes that are operated at high voltages generate vapor that has massive quantities of chemical compounds that contain formaldehyde.

According to James Pankow, professor of civil and environmental engineering chemistry at Portland St. University within Oregon, and study co-author, it may pose a risk to individuals who boost the voltage on their e-cigs to raise the generation of vaporized nicotine.

Pankow added that they have discovered that there’s a concealed type of formaldehyde in e-cig vapor which typically hasn’t been measured. It is a chemical which contains formaldehyde inside it, and formaldehyde may be released upon inhalation. Users should not assume the e-cigarettes are fully safe. Newer e-cigarette versions may operate at high temperatures, and that heat drastically amps up the development of compounds that contain formaldehyde.

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