By Beth Mole | arstechnica.com |
For the first time, a potentially toxic substance is found at the site of lung injury.
All 29 samples of lung fluids tested from vaping device users with severe lung injuries contained the oily additive vitamin E acetate, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday.
“These new findings are significant,” Anne Schuchat, CDC principal deputy director, told reporters in a press conference. It is the first time that a potentially toxic substance has been found directly at the site of injury in the lungs of vaping device users.