Last News! Finally a scientific study on Electronic Cigarettes and its risks to consumers
CASAA is pleased to announce that the first research study funded by the CASAA Research Fund (thanks to all those who donated to that!) Has been published. The study, conducted by Professor Igor Burstyn, School of Public Health, University of Drexel, is available on the Drexel website, here (http://publichealth.drexel.edu/SiteData/docs/ms08/f90349264250e603/Ms08.pdf). Burstyn has reviewed all of the vapor chemistry emitted in e-cigarettes and liquids and found that reported levels - even in "dangerous" studies - are well below the level of concern.
And that assessment refers to the same vapeador. Exposure to transeurs or "second-hand smokers" is in several orders of magnitude much lower and of no concern whatsoever.
The document is of a technical nature, of course, but I think it does a great job of communicating to readers on many levels. It puts the results in very clear and useful terms - exactly what responsible politicians need to make decisions.
For the first time, we have a definitive study that can be used to respond to claims that the pollutants present in electronic cigarettes are dangerous and there is a risk for transeurs that advocate restrictions on use. Individual studies of existing chemistry have been difficult to understand for anyone who is not an expert (and that is why we gave a grant to an expert to understand them!). Although many advocates made an effort to make sense and use existing literature, it was almost impossible to do so effectively. Burstyn's analysis solves that problem and shows that there is no mourning: All studies, including "bad guys", show that there is no need to worry.
"I can not put enough emphasis on this: This is a change of game for anyone trying to respond to misinformation about the dangers of electronic cigarettes.We used to have a seemingly chaotic contradiction about this issue.We now have clarity. I have to say that I am really surprised that the results are so definitive, and I suppose it will be true for anyone else who tried to assess the risks, not just enthusiasts.We were sure that the risks were minimal , But we could not come to a conclusion beforehand (the good news) as strong as the one on paper. "
The list of key findings of the document:
- Even when compared to workplace standards for involuntary exposures, and conservatively assuming values, exposure to electronic cigarette use is N well below the threshold of concern for compounds with known toxicity. That is, even ignoring the benefits of using the e-cigarette and the fact that the exposure is actively chosen, and even compared to levels that are considered unacceptable for people who do not benefit from the exposure and do not
- The concern expressed by nicotine only applies to vapers who do not want to consume it, a voluntary (indeed intentional) exposure, Is very different from a contaminant.
- There is no serious concern about contaminants such as volatile organic compounds (formaldehyde, acrolein, etc.) in the liquid or have been produced by heating. Although these pollutants are present, they have been detected at problematic levels only in a few studies that appear to be based on unrealistic levels of warming.
- The concern often highlighted by contamination of the Liquid for a non-trivial amount of ethylene glycol or diethyleneglycol is still based on a single sample of an early technology product (and even this does not reach the level of health concern) and has not been repeated.
- Specific tobacco nitrate (TSNA) is present in trace amounts and does not represent more (probably much less) health threat than TSNA of modern smokeless tobacco products, which do not cause any measurable risk to human health. This study is what the community of vapers has been waiting for a great deal of time already, and it is a half-step in the process of releasing restrictions and limits for use and with Sumo of electronic cigarettes worldwide.