STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Study Finds Benzene Formation in Electronic Cigarettes

PORTLAND, Ore. –– A recent study has found “significant” levels of benzene in e-cigarette vapors when the devices are operated at a high power.

According to the study, released on March 8, the heating of fluids in electronic cigarettes used to create vaping aerosols is “capable of causing a wide range of degradation reaction products.”

The authors of the study investigated the formation of benzene from these e-cigarette fluids. In doing so, they determined that when one device –– in which additive chemicals benzoic acid or benzaldehyde were present –– was operated at a high power, the benzene levels were ...

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