In support of its commitment to assessing the health impacts of second-hand vapor inhalation, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been testing the air in retail outlets around the state.
The outcomes for this study were acquired from a comparatively small and non-ventilated e-cigarette shop, where most of the staff and 13 consumers were openly vaping while the data collection was occurring, resulting in what would be regarded as a set of circumstances presenting a high exposure to second-hand vapor, according to community health expert Dr. Michael Siegel.
Despite these challenging circumstances, the results revealed no harmful levels of exposure to any toxic chemicals.
The only other substances identified were ethanol and isopropyl alcohol, according to Dr. Siegel. The quantity of formaldehyde discovered is commensurate with the levels generally observed in interior and exterior air levels under baseline conditions.
Despite being done in a tiny, non-ventilated vaping store with several personnel and clients vaping and apparent clouds of vapor, this research found no evidence of harmful levels of exposure to any toxic material. Nicotine intake was almost non-existent.
At baseline, formaldehyde exposure was similar to that found in various indoor and outdoor situations. There were no traces of toluene, benzene, acetone, acetoin, other aldehydes, or xylene.
Chemicals linked to ”popcorn lung” were likewise undetectable using the traditional approach.