Potential culprit found in vaping-related lung injuries and deaths

CDC describes “breakthrough” in finding vitamin E acetate in lung fluids of patients

Washington Post November 8, 2019 By Lena H. Sun

Federal health officials have identified vitamin E acetate in the lung fluids of 29 people sickened in the outbreak of dangerous vaping-related lung injuries. The discovery is a “breakthrough” that points to the oil as a likely culprit in the outbreak that has sickened more than 2,000 people and killed at least 39, a top official said Friday.

“These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury within the lungs,” said Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest findings point to growing evidence of vitamin E acetate as “a very strong culprit of concern,” she said. Read the remaining article by Clicking Here

 

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