E-cigarettes like JUUL have been growing in popularity in the past several years, and are often marketed as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. However, research has demonstrated that vaping can lead to many of the same illnesses as smoking, including heavy metal poisoning.
Vaping and Heavy Metal Poisoning
Though many heavy metals like zinc and iron are necessary for the body to function properly, an overaccumulation of such metals can cause poisoning and serious damage. Heavy metal poisoning usually occurs due to pollution and contamination of air, water, food, or medicine, industrial exposure, improperly coated food containers, or ingestion of lead-based paint. Symptoms of poisoning can vary depending on the type of metal in question.
Studies have confirmed the presence of several heavy metals in vaping devices including lead, nickel, chromium, and manganese, with the amount increasing in high-voltage products. A study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported an “alarmingly high” level of heavy metals in e-cigarette vapor from 56 subjects. Researchers also found that patients’ had equal levels of heavy metals as the vape liquid in their urine and saliva. It is unknown how these metals are getting into the e-cigarette liquids but more research is being conducted.
The Dangers of Vaping
Smoking e-cigarettes has been proven to be equally as detrimental as traditional cigarettes, if not even more dangerous. Vaping can lead to heavy metal poisoning and similar issues found in cigarette smokers. If you or someone you love developed heavy metal poisoning, contact our fierce legal team at Kwartler Manus, LLC to discuss your case and find out if you are eligible for compensation.
Other conditions that may be eligible include:
Acute Respiratory Distress
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Popcorn lung - Bronchiolitis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Cardiac Arrest (or other cardiac conditions)
Neurological conditions (including strokes, seizures)
We appreciate how difficult it is to heal from injuries related to e-cigarette use, including heavy metal poisoning. Such conditions can lead to significant hardship mentally, financially, and emotionally for the suffering individuals and their families. Our JUUL attorneys at Kwartler Manus, LLC are committed to helping those harmed by vape companies and are here to help you and answer any questions you may have. If you or someone you love developed heavy metal poisoning from using e-cigarette products like JUUL, reach out to us online or by phone at (267) 214-8608 to schedule a consultation.