Exposure assessment to e-cigarettes: Part 1: Literature review on carbonyl compounds generation from e-cigarettes and affecting factors

Wenhao Chen, Ping Wang, Jeff Fowles, Toshiki Matsuo, Dennis Shusterman, Alfred T. Hodgson, Kazuhide Ito, Kazukiyo Kumagai

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Abstract

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are combustion-less battery-powered devices that are able to vaporize a liquid solution. Existing studies have found various amounts of hazardous carbonyl compounds (e.g., formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein) generation from ecigarettes, posing public health concerns. In this paper, we reviewed the range of hazardous carbonyls emission and the range of operating temperatures in e-cigarettes reported in literature. Further, we discussed product design /operating factors that can potentially affect carbonyls emission from e-cigarettes. We concluded that the operating temperature inside heating unit of e-cigarette is one of key factors that influence carbonyls emission, and identified questions that need to be answered in future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages456-459
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
EventHealthy Buildings 2015 America Conference: Innovation in a Time of Energy Uncertainty and Climate Adaptation, HB 2015 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 22 2015

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OtherHealthy Buildings 2015 America Conference: Innovation in a Time of Energy Uncertainty and Climate Adaptation, HB 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period7/19/157/22/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Chen, W., Wang, P., Fowles, J., Matsuo, T., Shusterman, D., Hodgson, A. T., Ito, K., & Kumagai, K. (2015). Exposure assessment to e-cigarettes: Part 1: Literature review on carbonyl compounds generation from e-cigarettes and affecting factors. 456-459. Paper presented at Healthy Buildings 2015 America Conference: Innovation in a Time of Energy Uncertainty and Climate Adaptation, HB 2015, Boulder, United States.