Vape Pens Release Lead & Toxic Metals According To New Study

E-cigarette vapor has tested positive for lead and arsenic

Test results also showed that aerosol metal concentrations were highest for e-cigarettes with more frequently changed coils.

The measure of lead found in the aerosols produced by the devices was, in some cases, more than 25 times greater than in the refill dispensers.

The study was small, Forbes said.

However, research shows that some e-cigarette flavors contain toxins that harm cells, and this new study adds to the existing evidence that vaping isn't entirely safe.

The study's authors tested three elements of the e-cigs: the liquid itself, the liquid inside of the vape pen's chamber, and the aerosol (or vapor).

In the aerosol samples, nearly 50 percent of them had lead concentrations higher than health-based limits defined by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Half of the aerosol samples had lead concentrations higher than limits set out by the Environmental Protection Agency.

A new study from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has found that a significant number of e-cigarette devices generate aerosols with potentially unsafe levels of lead, chromium, manganese and/or nickel. According to the study's authors, chromium and nickel have been linked to respiratory disease and lung cancer.

E-cigarettes often use a battery operated electric current that passes through a metal curl to heat e-fluids, a considerable lot of which contain nicotine, to create a vapor to inhale.

The last several years have seen a surge in vaping - especially among teenagers and young adults - as health officials, doctors and even tobacco companies have touted it as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking.

The study appears online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

The investigation also couldn't identify how metals get into the e-liquid from the coils.

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E-cigarette heating coils typically are made of nickel, chromium and a few other elements, making them the most obvious sources of metal contamination, although the source of the lead remains a mystery.

E-liquid is relatively cheap, and the vapor generally doesn't linger like smoke and bother others.

More research is planned to determine possible health effects. Subsequently, the study went further to analyze the vapor that users inhale in their lungs, which is generated by a metal coil that heats the liquid.

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.

"Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils" was written by Pablo Olmedo, Walter Goessler, Stefan Tanda, Maria Grau-Perez, Stephanie Jarmul, Angela Aherrera, Rui Chen, Markus Hilpert, Joanna E. Cohen, Ana Navas-Acien, and Ana M. Rule.

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