Air Sampling Study Shows Secondhand Vaping Threat is Minimal
Earlier this month, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Dr. Michael Siegel, informed us that The California Department of Public Health has been conducting air sampling tests in vape stores around the state. The results determined that secondhand vaping poses minimal exposure to bystanders.
In one particular vape store, air samples were taken while 13 customers actively vaped in the store, with no active ventilation system. This provided an environment with a high level of exposure, compared to that of an open public area.
Here are the findings that Dr. Michael Siegel Posted:
Nicotine: Not detected
Glycidol: Not detected
Formaldehyde: 7.2 ppb
Diacetyl: Not detected using standard method
2,3-Pentanedione: Not detected using standard method
Acetyl butyryl: Not detected using standard method
Acetoin: Not detected using standard method
Acetone: Not detected
Ethyl benzene: Not detected
m,p-Xylene: Not detected
o-Xylene: Not detected
Toluene: Not detected
Acetaldehyde: Not detected
Acetonitrile: Not detected
alpha-pinene: Not detected
Benzene: Not detected
Chloroform: Not detected
d-Limonene: Not detected
Methylene chloride: Not detected
Methyl methacrylate: Not detected
n-Hexane: Not detected
Styrene: Not detected
Although we see some level of formaldehyde, it is consistent with normal indoor and outdoor air levels under baseline conditions.
Dr. Michael Siegel concludes this about the sampling:
“This study adds to the evidence that under real-life conditions, "secondhand vaping" does not appear to pose any significant health risks.
Despite the claims of many anti-vaping organizations, the documented health risks of "secondhand vaping" appear to be minimal. And this is in an environment with relatively extreme conditions -- there was a visible cloud of vapor at times.”
Original Blog: http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/05/vape-shop-air-sampling-by-california.html