US authorities detect vitamin E acetate in all samples of an unknown viper disease in the USA

So far, the substance is considered the main cause of the problem.

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found vitamin E acetate in all 29 lung fluid samples from an unknown disease in Americans. No other toxins have yet been found in the samples. This is stated in the latest CDC study.

The department believes that vitamin E acetate has become the main cause of the disease, but it could not be the only factor. Although the substance was found in all 29 pulmonary fluid samples taken from people from 10 states, the CDC will continue to search for other toxins in the samples.

Vitamin E acetate was first considered as the cause of an unknown disease in September. The substance is usually found in cannabis vape liquids, which are sold on the black market. It is considered safe for touch and eating, but the effect of its fumes is poorly understood by scientists.

In late August , an unknown lung disease that caused breathing difficulties, chest pain, shortness of breath, and nausea and weakness was discovered in vapers in the United States . At first it was about dozens of patients, but by the end of October their number had grown to more than 2 thousand people, 39 of whom died.

On September 28, NBC News conducted its own investigation. Journalists bought 10 vapes with cannabis on the black market and found in each of them cyanide, into which the fungicide substance turned after heating.

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