According to the undisclosed study paid for by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), as detailed in a September 4th release, in which they declare manufacturers of e-cigarette products violate US regulations by misinforming their customers that so-called “vapes” are harmless.
“CEH is concerned about the unregulated marketing of e-cigarettes, and especially sales to teens and young people, while little is known about the health hazards from inhaling e-cigarette smoke,” the report states.
What the presumably-independent testing done by an unnamed lab acknowledged by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation has shown, as claimed by the NGO, seems really shocking for anyone who’s ever smoked an e-pipe or even been close to someone vaping it.
Cancer-causing chemicals, including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, are found in e-cigarette smoke in heavy concentrations, exceeding permitted quantities by hundreds of times, the release says.
“We found formaldehyde exposures up to 473 times the Proposition 65 safety level and acetaldehyde exposures up to 254 times the safety level. Almost ninety percent (21 of 24) of the companies whose products we tested had one or more products that produced hazardous amounts of one or both chemicals, in violation of California law,” the online report reads.
“This is especially troubling given the reckless marketing practices of the e-cigarette industry, which targets teens and young people, and deceives the public with unfounded health and safety claims,” the report highlights.
@OpinionLine96 ecigs have been out for years. Don't you think scientists would be screaming from the roof tops is they could prove danger?— Kevin OS. (@kevosullivan07) May 28, 2015
An earlier release on the threat posed by e-cigarettes m in the New England Journal of Medicine publication January this year was heavily criticized for using results of tests conducted under extreme heat conditions.