At least 530 people in the U.S. have developed a mysterious lung disease linked with vaping, according to research by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, in English) cited Thursday by local media.
According to the newspaper "The Washington Post", the FDA has initiated an investigation into the use of electronic cigarettes parallel to the public health led by the Centers for Control and Prevention of USA (CDC, in English).
however, for the moment it is unknown the cause of the disease, of which there are records in 38 states of the united.USA .
The cases reported had history of use of electronic cigarette or vapeo, according to officials.
The journalistic report noted that the initial data showed that many people had a history of use electronic cigarette with products such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of marijuana.
Other, adds the Post, said that they had used as much nicotine as THC, a single nicotine, while some of them admitted to have resorted to the black market or to illicit products of THC.
according To the journal, experts from the marijuana industry have warned that on the black market employ substances to thicken the oil of THC, including a product known as vitamin E acetate .
however, researchers have not identified any product or substance as a responsible underlying disease, although they are suspicious of any form of chemical exposure .
the director of The Center for Tobacco Products of the FDA, Mitch Zeller, said, quoted by the Post, that the research seeks to pursue the "supply chain" and not to consumers, at the time that showed alarmed by the use of "products that contain THC" .
last September 6, the authorities in the U.S. reported the death of five people -three of them on the same day - as a result of the electronic cigarettes. This week, health officials in California reported that the deaths have increased to seven.
According to the CDC, nicotine, whether in cigarettes as common as in the electronic, is addictive.
Other ingredients in the liquid of these cigarettes, which include ultrafine particles can reach the lungs , compounds for flavor as the diacetyl , a chemical linked to serious lung diseases, and heavy metals like nickel, tin and lead .Updated Date: 20 September 2019, 16:01