Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Third-hand threats: Nicotine and nitrosamines found in dust in homes of smokers and non-smokers :: Gas Chromatography :: GC, GCxGC, GC-MS and other hyphenated gas-based separations:

More than 60 organo-nitrogen compounds were detected in the chromatograms and were identified from their retention times. The excellent resolution afforded by the combination of the two columns ensured very little overlap with only two compounds, N-nitrosopyrrolidine and N-nitrosomorpholine, quantified together due to their similar retention times.
All 15 target compounds were detected in some of the dust samples. The total average levels of the compounds in dust from smoking homes were about three-fold higher than those from non-smoking homes at 26.3 and 9.6 µg/g, respectively.
Nicotine was the most abundant compound by far in smoking home dust and one of the more abundant in non-smoker dust, where the major compound was N-nitrosodiphenylamine. Other abundant volatile nitrosamines were N-nitrosomethylethylamine and N-nitrosodiethylamine.

Oh good a paper to use against us.
And by us I mean all of us.
And something in my mind which might not be obvious to everyone but perhaps it should be nicotine being the major containment this paper talks about,it's bound to be found in the homes of people who vape (if they use nicotine) as well as people who smoke.
If I were a person who vaped and were a person who held myself up to society as being a non smoker I'd do well to think again because a Cotinine Test and this new testing won't care if you vape or smoke the end result will still be the same.

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