Contaminant Found in Marijuana Vaping Products Linked to Deadly Lung Illness, Tests Show

September 11, 2019

(The Washington Post) – State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have found the same chemical in samples of marijuana products used by people sickened in different parts of the country and who used different brands of products in recent weeks. The chemical is an oil derived from vitamin E. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the oil in cannabis products in samples collected from patients who fell ill across the United States.