High-Voltage Vaping May Expose Users to Formaldehyde

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According to David H. Peyton, PhD, of Portland State University in Oregon, and colleagues, more than 2% of solvent molecules in aerosol samples produced by “vaping” e-cigarettes degraded into formaldehyde. While it’s not nearly as noxious as tobacco smoke, it’s not far-fetched to speculate that long-term e-cigarette use might pose a risk of cancer. Via MedPage Today. Posted January 26, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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