Metal and silicate particles including nanoparticles are present in electronic cigarette cartomizer fluid and aerosol.

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Monique Williams; Amanda Villarreal; Krassimir Bozhilov; Sabrina Lin; Prue Talbot;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 8,issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3603976, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057987
  • Subject: Chemistry | Toxicology | Research Article | Physical Chemistry | Aerosols | Materials Science | Metals | Medicine | Pulmonology | Material by Structure | Environmental Health | Mixtures | Smoking Related Disorders | Q | R | Toxic Agents | Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases | Science | Tobacco Control | Public Health | Non-Clinical Medicine

Background: Electronic cigarettes (EC) deliver aerosol by heating fluid containing nicotine. Cartomizer EC combine the fluid chamber and heating element in a single unit. Because EC do not burn tobacco, they may be safer than conventional cigarettes. Their use is rapidl... View more
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