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Effects of Atomizer Temperature on Electronic Cigarette Aerosol

Principal Investigator: Matthew Myers, Samanthi Wickramasekara and Gloria Kulesa

Funding Mechanism: Performance Agreement with FDA/CDRH

ID number:  PA-DPS001-16

Award Date: 1/1/2016

Institution: FDA


There is little consensus in the scientific community on the overall toxicity of e-cigarette aerosols based on their chemical constituents, physical characteristics of the aerosols, and design parameters.  There is also little published data on the accuracy of emerging temperature control technologies and how they work. The goal of this project, a joint project between FDA/CTP and FDA/Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is to develop a methodology to correlate e-cigarette design parameters to chemical and physical aerosol characteristics. The primary study aim is to develop a methodology to correlate coil temperature and other design parameters with the resulting chemical and physical characteristics of e-cigarette aerosol.  Study findings will contribute to knowledge about e-cigarette aerosol toxicity.


 

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