The researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health tells about the devices with a dangerous level of lead, manganese, nickel, and chromium. The researchers tell that the repeated exposure to these metals can affect liver, lungs, immune system. They also tell that this exposure can give rise to cardiovascular diseases, brain damage and to cancer as well.
During the study, researchers had worked on the sample which tells that the concentrations are higher than the limits based according to health habits by the EPA. During the study, a highly toxic metal is also found in the e-liquid tank, e-refill and in the aerosol samples as well. The mechanism of e-cigarettes works by the presence of such metals that lets the electric current to pass through which then heat up the nicotine-based e-liquid and creates aerosol.
E-cigarettes actually becomes a part of a trend these days with the increased trend of vaping. It also called effective for those who want to be far away from the dangerous effects of traditional cigarettes. But as now this practices had set a trend in front of all, the teens and even middle schoolers got a habit to try e-cigarettes and to show their ultimate talent of vaping.
The survey which comes in front in December 2017 tells that around 17 percent of high school seniors, 13 percent of 10th students and 7 percent of the 8th student had shaken hands with vaping in the past month. Well, the U.S Food and Drug Administration has all rights to control the usage of e-cigarettes but it is still a big question for the administration as well, that how it can be done.
The update about the harmful toxic metal in these e-cigarettes can now be a reason for FDA to work on the usage. Ana Maria Rule, who is an assistant scientist in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and also the senior author of the study says,”It’s important for the FDA, the e-cigarette companies, and vapers themselves to know that these heating coils, as currently made, seem to be leaking toxic metals, which then get into the aerosols that vapers inhale.”