E-cigarette contains extremely harmful metals, according to the recent study performed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that involved analysis of vaping devices of 56 random smokers. The research found that most of the devices included in the study were containing higher levels of metals such as lead, manganese, chromium and nickel.
Ana María Rule, a leading author of the study and an assistant scientist from the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in statement that, “It’s important for the U.S. FDA, the e-cigarette companies and vapors themselves to know that these heating coils, as currently made, seem to be leaking toxic metals—which then get into the aerosols that vapors inhale.”
Environmental Health Perspectives published an online review of the study on February 21, in which the research team explored the e-cigarette devices and found majorly hazardous levels of metals in the aerosols. Chronically inbreathing is potentially toxic for human health and linked to the health issues like cancer of lungs, liver, brain and immune system.
A marketing consultant for medical devices, Rich Able stated that, “This important study lends confirmation to the growing concern of clinicians, healthcare officials, and concerned citizens that current vaping instruments and e-cigarettes are not a safe and efficacious delivery modality for tobacco, and other loose leaf and oil based substrates. The metal and parts composition of these devices must be stringently tested for toxic analyses and corrosive compounds.”