The John B. Pierce Laboratory

Sen. Blumenthal, Yale researchers highlight dangerous chemicals in Juul, e-cigarettes

NEW HAVEN — Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined Dr. Barry Green and fellow Yale researchers in highlighting hazardous chemicals in vaping products that are believed to be causing respiratory problems across the country.

Blumenthal attended a press conference with researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and The John B. Pierce Laboratory on Monday morning. Senator Blumenthal reiterated his demand for a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes.

Officials highlighted the dangerous chemicals found in Juul pods that can cause respiratory problems. Researchers used a custom-built “vaping machine” to analyze the chemical makeup of various flavors of the Juul refill cartridges.

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