E-cigarettes 'can leak toxic metals into vapers' lungs', scientists warn

Electronic Cigarette Vapor Contains Lead Chromium And Other Harmful Metals

The researchers, for their part, plan to conduct more extensive studies that will hopefully better map out the health risks of vaping.

Previous research suggested e-cigs are less destructive than conventional smoking items, which produce sinister poisons adverse to health.

Researchers aren't sure how these metals got from the coil to the smoke, but they don't think they could be coming from anywhere else.

And it turns out, their hypothesis was right.

Although minimal levels of metals were found in the e-liquids within refilling dispensers, the metal contamination transferred to aerosols produced by heating the e-liquids.

The researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health tells about the devices with a unsafe level of lead, manganese, nickel, and chromium.

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Long haul exposure to lead, chromium, manganese and nickel can cause damage to the lungs, liver, heart, brain and immune system - and cancer.

"It's important for the FDA, the e-cigarette companies and vapers themselves to know that these heating coils, as now made, seem to be leaking toxic metals - which then get into the aerosols that vapers inhale", said Ana Maria Rule, the study's senior author and assistant scientist. Smalls amounts of some toxic metals were found in the liquids before use, but much higher levels were detected after the liquids had been exposed to the devices' heating coils.

I asked some acquaintances who vape what they thought of these findings. Advocates also argue - with mixed evidence - that vaping has helped people quit or cut down on tobacco, representing a net good.

Cigarettes, of course, also contain toxins including lead and arsenic - with the hugely unhealthy bonus of inhaling burnt tobacco, which itself is damaging to the lungs. Rule's team plans further studies. However, a study that claimed vaping was 95 percent healthier than smoking was widely criticized. The researchers then asked to test the levels of toxic metals in the users' e-liquid before it had been put into the device, the e-liquid in the storage tank of the device, and in the vapor that came out of the device.

"We don't know yet whether metals are chemically leaching from the coil or vaporizing when it's heated", Rule said.

Researchers tested 56 daily users' e-cigarettes and e-liquids for 15 common metals. "Due to potential toxicity resulting from chronic exposure to metals in e-cigarette aerosols, additional research is needed to more precisely quantify metal exposures resulting from e-cigarette use and their implications for human health, and to support regulatory standards to protect public health".

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