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Propylene glycol in e cigarettes might keep us healthy, says researchers

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posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 10:16 AM
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The researchers also found that "the propylene glycol itself was a potent germicide. One part of glycol in 2,000,000 parts of air would--within a few seconds--kill concentrations of air-suspended pneumococci, streptococci and other bacteria numbering millions to the cubic foot."


So now you know why the United states government wants to bann the sales of e cigg's.

www.prnewswire.com...

Propylene glycol, the primary ingredient in the electronic cigarette cartridge, may be a powerful deterrent against pneumonia, influenza, and other respiratory diseases when vaporized and inhaled according to a study by Dr. Oswald Hope Robertson. Decades before the e cigarette was invented, a study was conducted by Dr. Robertson of the University of Chicago's Billings Hospital in 1942 on inhalation of vaporized propylene glycol in laboratory mice. A more in-depth article was printed in the 1942 issue of TIME Magazine www.time.com... for November 16th. "Dr. Robertson placed groups of mice in a chamber and sprayed its air first with propylene glycol, then with influenza virus. All the mice lived. Then he sprayed the chamber with virus alone. All the mice died."


Is it getting clearer?
www.usnews.com...
FDA Lights Up "E-Cigarette" Ban Controversy

"We're concerned about the potential for addiction to and abuse of these products," says FDA spokeswoman Rita Chappelle. "Some people may mistakenly perceive these products to be safer alternatives to conventional tobacco use." The agency has opened an investigation and has refused to allow e-cigarettes, e-cigars and e-pipes to cross the border because they're considered new drugs that require FDA approval.


So that should tell you folk's something.
They found out people who smoke the E cig's cant get infected or have have little to no chance of dying from it...
they instantly start trying to ban them.
That folk's in a conspiracy...it show's a motive too.




posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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www.e-cig.org...
e cig store.

The question is ‘What kind of regulation?’ Some opponents of electronic cigarettes have stated they believe those who manufacturer and sell electronic cigarettes are trying to skirt regulation by the FDA. They ask “why don’t they just go through the normal NRT process like the nicotine gum or patch?”. I will answer these questions from the perspective of one company who sells electronic cigarettes. We are NOT opposed to regulation. In fact one of the reasons we helped form the Electronic Cigarette Association is because we believe there does need to be a certain level of regulation. This includes, among other things, how it is manufactured, how it can be marketed, proper warnings, and most certainly keeping it out of the hands of minors. Some of these regulations are easy to implement and others will take time and help from an agency such as the FDA.


for those who have no idea what a e cig is.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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I bought one of these the other day... still getting used to it, but it has some distinct advantages.

1) No Mess
2) No Heat / fire risk
3) Easier on the lungs
4) Much better process for cutting down on cigs because you don't feel like you are "changing" anything

The downside is you have to moderate yourself. Obviously, it doesn't burn away, so you have to be mindful of how much you are puffing.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 11:00 AM
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Please don't fall for this. Propylene glycol is also used in brake fluid and antifreeze. I bet you could kill bacteria and germs with antifreeze. Doesn't mean I want to inhale it into my lungs!

A big reason why people are switching to all natural soaps and shampoos is because of the wide-spread use of propylene glycol in commercial products. It's a known skin irritant and can cause birth defects and kidney/liver/heart damage.

These effects occur, of course, after exposure to high quantities of it but you propylene glycol is in almost every toiletry you use, it's in food, it's in prescription meds.

It's just like saying that eating a food high in cholesterol isn't harmful to you, but after an entire day and weeks of eating foods high in cholesterol, you'll begin to reap the effects.

Read this link (warning, there's a profile view of a naked chick at the top of the page) Effects of Propylene Glycol

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[edit on 10-11-2009 by nunya13]



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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This is a key ingredient in Miralax...something that makes my life a hell of a lot easier



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by nunya13
Please don't fall for this. Propylene glycol is also used in brake fluid and antifreeze. I bet you could kill bacteria and germs with antifreeze. Doesn't mean I want to inhale it into my lungs!

A big reason why people are switching to all natural soaps and shampoos is because of the wide-spread use of propylene glycol in commercial products. It's a known skin irritant and can cause birth defects and kidney/liver/heart damage.

These effects occur, of course, after exposure to high quantities of it but you propylene glycol is in almost every toiletry you use, it's in food, it's in prescription meds.

It's just like saying that eating a food high in cholesterol isn't harmful to you, but after an entire day and weeks of eating foods high in cholesterol, you'll begin to reap the effects.

Read this link (warning, there's a profile view of a naked chick at the top of the page) Effects of Propylene Glycol

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[edit on 10-11-2009 by nunya13]


From your own link: "Propylene glycol is also used to create artificial smoke or fog used in fire-fighting training and in theatrical productions. "

You don't think people breath propylene glycol? If it wasn't safe to breath they would not use it to train firefighters.

So it's in brake fluid.. So it's used in antifreeze - so what? By itself it is not brake fluid or antifreeze.

Let me tell you about a little chemical called Dihydrogen Monoxide.

"Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol
DHMO contributes to global warming and the "Greenhouse Effect", and is one of the so-called "greenhouse gasses."

DHMO is an "enabling component" of acid rain -- in the absence of sufficient quantities of DHMO, acid rain is not a problem.

DHMO is a causative agent in most instances of soil erosion -- sufficiently high levels of DHMO exacerbate the negative effects of soil erosion.

DHMO is present in high levels nearly every creek, stream, pond, river, lake and reservoir in the U.S. and around the world.

Measurable levels of DHMO have been verified in ice samples taken from both the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps.

Recent massive DHMO exposures have lead to the loss of life and destruction of property in California, the Mid-West, the Philippines, and a number of islands in the Caribbean, to name just a few.
Research has shown that significant levels of DHMO were found in the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 which killed 230,000 in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and elsewhere, making it the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.
It is widely believed that the levee failures, flooding and the widespread destruction resulting from Hurricane Katrina along the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005 were caused or exacerbated by excessive DHMO levels found in the Gulf of Mexico, along with other contributing factors."

www.dhmo.org...

Sounds really bad doesn't it? Sounds like this stuff should be banned and never be allowed to be used again.

Surprise! Dihydrogen Monoxide is WATER. Plane old fashioned H2O. It's an Illustration of how ignorance about chemicals can lead us to jump to conclusions.

E-cigarettes do not have to contain propylene glycol. You can get then with or without propylene glycol. It's an additive that helps make the vapor hit seem more like real smoke but it is not a requirement.

There is nothing here to 'fall' for. the good doctor mentioned above was not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes.




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