Pulegone and benzaldehyde could be dangerous to human health when vaped at high levels
E-cigarette liquids currently on the Canadian market contain potentially harmful chemicals, including a suspected carcinogen banned in food in the U.S.
CBC News independently tested several nicotine vaping liquids at the Western New York Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco Products (CRoFT) in Buffalo, N.Y., last month.
The test results found two chemicals in particular, pulegone and benzaldehyde, that could be dangerous to human health when vaped at high levels.
“We tested some flavours that show high toxicity,” said Maciej Goniewicz, a leading e-cigarette researcher and associate professor of oncology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“We found some chemicals that raise concerns, particularly when it comes to inhalation.”
Pulegone is typically found in menthol vaping products and cigarettes. It’s a suspected carcinogen that was banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a food additive in 2018 and has also been found to cause cancer in lab animals.
Adam Miller, Christine Birak – CBC News – December 3, 2019.