Analyzing The Aerosol Produced By E-Cigarettes|Why People Get Sick


in this Mayo Clinic lab dr. John Ebert

and his team are analyzing the aerosol

produced by e-cigarettes in hopes of

learning why some people who vape are

getting sick there's lots of different

chemical classes in the aerosol that we

need to understand because depending

upon exposure over time these could lead

to adverse health consequences right now

no one knows what's produced when a

cigarette juice is heated and

aerosolized you actually produce new

chemical species in the aerosol that

don't exist in the e-liquid because of

the heating process and that's what we

need to understand is there's a lot of

different products on the market they're

all operating at different temperatures

and those temperatures and the eliquid

in those substances result in

potentially toxic exposures toxic

ingredients that may contribute to

vaping related illness what we're trying

to do in our lab is really focus on the

aerosol because the aerosol is the risk

for the Mayo Clinic News Network I'm

Jewell Street

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