The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally named a culprit behind the mysterious lung illness tied to vape use that’s been making headlines since the summer.
A new report identifies vitamin E acetate as a cause of the illness that has come to be identified as EVALI. The CDC reached that determination after 29 EVALI patients from 10 different states were tested, and the offending substance showed up in every result.
“Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive in the production of e-cigarette, or vaping, products,” the report notes. “This is the first time that we have detected a potential chemical of concern in biologic samples from patients with these lung injuries.” Read more…
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