Previous research has indicated that vaping may induce significant damaging effects to the lung of users. New research by the City University of New York has found that such exposure to vaping may lead to harmful levels of particulate matter.
The findings, published in Scientific Reports, exposes the danger of vaping among children, adolescents, and adults.
“The size and chemical content of particles in electronic cigarette vapors (e-vapors) dictate their fate in the human body. Understanding how particles in e-vapors are formed and their size is critical to identifying and mitigating the adverse consequences of vaping,” according to the study’s authors.
“Here we report the evolution of particle number concentration in e-vapors over time for variable mixtures of refill e-liquids and operating conditions.”
What researchers determined: “The results indicate that particles in e-vapors may be formed through the heteromolecular condensation of propylene glycol, glycerol, and flavorings, including both parent chemicals and/or their thermal decomposition products.”