A chemical believed to be carcinogenic has been detected in electronic cigarettes, casting further doubts on how safe it is to use them.

Glycidol – designated by the World Health Organisation as a “probable carcinogen” – and acrolein, an irritant to the eyes and respiratory system, are the latest potentially harmful compounds found in e-cigs. Scientists will try to determine if the components occur in quantities to cause problems to users.

Possibly? WHO is grabing at straws!



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