November 29, 2019 SC Labs

Vaping illnesses linked to vitamin E acetate, CDC confirms

The “cutting agent” also found in illicit products at California high schools

By Lisa M. Krieger, Bay Area News Group.

Health officials have found the likely missing link between cannabis vaping and a mysterious illness: a toxic “cutting agent” used to stretch supply — and profits.

In a report released Tuesday morning, the federal Centers for Disease Control confirmed that vitamin E acetate has been detected in a high proportion of THC-containing products associated with lung injury and death.

Over 90 percent of illegal cartridges tested at SC Labs contained vitamin E acetate, other ‘cutting agents,’ heavy metals and dozens of different types of pesticides, some 10 to 20 times above the legal allowable limits.

The federal investigators also found the substance in the lung fluids of patients from 10 states, including California. The new report underscores the risk of untested…

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Original Story:
By LISA M. KRIEGER | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: November 26, 2019 at 10:01 am | UPDATED: November 26, 2019 at 4:47 pm

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