CDC Identifies Possible Chemical Related to EVALI

Published: 11/13/2019

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing updated information from recent CDC laboratory testing of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples from 29 patients with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) submitted to CDC from 10 states. 

Laboratory results identified vitamin E acetate in all bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples. THC was identified in 82% of the samples and nicotine was identified in 62% of the samples. The CDC tes

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