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Our publication highlighted in the DRI press release!

Toxics paper snapshotRecent OAL publication "Aldehydes in Exhaled Breath during E-cigarette Vaping: Pilot Study Results" in the open access journal Toxics is highlighted in the DRI news release! Please read the full story here (click Continue reading to enable links)
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Welcome to OAL, Yeongkwon Son!

Dr. Yeongkwon Son joins the OAL as a postdoctoral fellow. Yeongkwon comes to DRI from Rutgers university with a PhD in Exposure Science. Dr.Son is an expert in exposure science, chemical and biomarker analysis, computational modeling and sampling device design. Welcome, Yeongkwon!
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A few clarifications about our e-cigeratte study

drypuffIn the Organic Analytic Laboratory at DRI our main specialty is sampling and detailed chemical analysis of organic air pollutants. Our team has more than 20 years of experience in this area. E-cigarette research is new for us, but involves similar sampling and analytical techniques. Having seen advertisements for e-cigarettes that claimed they are safe because liquids contain only FDA approved ingredients, we decided to apply our expertise to see what is in e-cigarette vapors. This resulted in publication of the first set of results concerning the role of flavorings in aldehyde formation during vaping. Following the publication of our paper, we received a lot of attention from media, the blogosphere, and individual vapers. This shows the importance of the problem and we are pleased to have made a contribution to the ongoing discussion of the pros and cons of vaping. While the news coverage was generally accurate, we noticed some misunderstanding...
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Guest — Elja
What nonsense to say that Dr. Farsalinos is not up-to-date with the current literature. If anyone is, than it is Dr. Farsalinos. ... Read More
Friday, 25 November 2016 05:00
Guest — Elja
The standard excuse “dry-puff” to explain aldehyde emissions cannot be applied to our study. Is the vapor inhaled by a person tha... Read More
Friday, 25 November 2016 05:26
Guest — Brian Coe
I'm a vaper of over 3 years now and if as you said, high concentrations of formaldehyde occurr other than just dry puff, firstly i... Read More
Saturday, 26 November 2016 14:43
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