Vape injuries occurred in 2019 because of THC adulterated with tocopherols (a vitamin derivative.) To prevent some issues before market, a lab can test cannabis oil for certain contaminants to determine how toxic a vape pen is. But how does a lab quantify a stream of aerosolized vapor or smoke?
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The vape crisis was the outbreak of E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. It was linked to the toxic organic compounds that are formed when vitamine e acetate and other compounds found in vape oils are exposed to heat. The crisis demonstrated the need for aerosol analysis if want to ensure the safety of consumers in the industry.