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Toxins in E-Cig Vapor Also Found in Human Breath and Outdoor Air

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  • Five of the volatile organic compounds detected by various studies in electronic cigarette vapor have also been found in human breath emissions (acetaldehyde, acetone, butanone, formaldehyde and isoprene).
  • Five of the VOCs found in e-cig vapor were also detected in trace amounts of outdoor air at three Los Angeles locations (Acetaldehyde, Benzene, Formaldehyde, m,p-Xyelene, and Toluene).
  • Five of the metals that have been detected in e-cig vapor were also found in comparable quantities in LA outdoor air (aluminum, iron, magnesium, potassium and sulfur).
  • This shows than much of what has been detected in passive vapor studies can be attributed to natural production by the human body.
  • Even though VOCs and metals have been found in e-cig vapor, human breath and outdoor air, all have been detected at levels well within regulatory and recommended exposure limits.

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Madden (2014), Toxins in E-Cig Vapor Also Found in Human Breath and Outdoor Air, http://ecigarettereviewed.com/contaminants-in-e-cig-vapor-found-in-human-breath-and-outdoor-air accessed: 2014-02-22
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