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Chemical Constituents Involved in E-Cigarette, or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI).

Toxics. 2020 Apr 03;8(2):

Authors: Muthumalage T, Friedman MR, McGraw MD, Ginsberg G, Friedman AE, Rahman I

The Centers for Disease Control declared e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) a national outbreak due to the high incidence of emergency department admissions and deaths. We have identified chemical constituents in e-cig counterfeit cartridges and compared these to medical-grade and CBD containing cartridges. Apart from vitamin E acetate (VEA) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), other potential toxicants were identified including solvent-derived hydrocarbons, silicon conjugated compounds, various terpenes, pesticides/plasticizers/polycaprolactones, and metals. This study provides additional insights into the chemicals associated with EVALI cartridges and thus may contribute to the underlying disease mechanism of acute lung injury.

PMID: 32260052 [PubMed]

Source: ncbi 2

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