“Electronic cigarette flavourings alter lung function at the cellular level” – AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY

in the press

state-sideone-world

20101130_stemcells

Certain flavourings used in electronic cigarette liquid may alter important cellular functions in lung tissue, according to new research presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference. These changes in cell viability, cell proliferation, and calcium signalling are flavour-dependent. Coupling these results with chemicals identified in each flavour could prove useful in identifying flavours or chemical constituents that produce adverse effects in users.
“The effects of the various chemical components of e-cigarette vapour on lung tissue are largely unknown,” said lead author Temperance Rowell, a graduate student in the Cell Biology and Physiology Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “In our study using human lung epithelial cells, a number of cell viability and toxicity parameters pointed to 5 of 13 flavours tested showing overall adverse effects to cells in a dose-dependent manner.” Read full article

American Thoracic Society (17 May 2015) Electronic cigarette flavorings alter lung function at the cellular level [editorial]. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/q4gftyj

Advertisements

2 thoughts on ““Electronic cigarette flavourings alter lung function at the cellular level” – AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY

Drop Dr B' your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s