Title: Harmful effects from one puff of shisha-pen vapor: methodological and interpretational problems in the risk assessment analysis
Authors: Farsalinos, Konstantinos E. ×
Baeyens, Frank #
Issue Date: 2016
Series Title: Tobacco Induced Diseases vol:14 issue:22 pages:1-2
Abstract: With this letter we express our concerns about the applicability of the proposed Margin of Exposure analysis as a method of risk assessment for propylene glycol and glycerol exposure from a shisha-pen type electronic cigarette. The studies used to determine the Margin of Exposure were evaluating the effects in humans or animals of continuous exposure to these chemicals in every single breath, whereas electronic cigarettes are used intermittently by consumers, resulting in lower and discontinuous exposure. Moreover, the authors make no clear distinction between irritation and harm, neither do they discuss the effects of exposure compared to continuous smoking.
ISSN: 1617-9625
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
× corresponding author
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