August 24, 2019 2 min read
Currently, there are a multitude of diseases that come hand in hand with daily activities, as well as our favorite adult hobbies. The lungs are a prominent part of keeping us humans alive and they are also the target of many issues like asthma, bronchiectasis, and pneumonia, just to name a few. Aside from the most common lung diseases, there are a plethora of smaller, less common diseases that can harm our lungs.
BLVK Unicorn is aware that our premium e-liquid only flows smoothly with the work of our precious lungs and as our BLVK bloggers know, we always have our customers healthy interests in mind. BLVK Unicorn above all always aim to provide a safer, less harmful, alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. Today we wanted to talk a little about a less common issue within the body’s breathers – popcorn lung.
If you haven’t heard of popcorn lung, let us fill you in really quick. Medically named obliterative bronchiolitis or “popcorn lung,” this respiratory disease has a history of affecting a group of popcorn factory workers back in 2000. After the affected parties reported the same bodily issues and a little digging was done, it was found that their lungs were being damaged by the main ingredient used for butter popcorn flavor. During their time working at the popcorn factory, they were exposed to the residual chemical known as Diacetyl and inhaling it through their workday. The overexposure of Diacetyl triggered the popcorn lung.
The symptoms of obliterative bronchiolitis include rapid breathing, exhaustion, shortness of breath, wheezing, dry cough, and more. You may be asking yourself what popcorn has to do with BLVK Unicorns premium e-liquid. After the initial study surrounding popcorn lung, there was a study done that determined Diacetyl was present in some electronic cigarettes. While Diacetyl is present in a much larger quantity in traditional cigarettes, users were not showing signs of popcorn lung.
BLVK Unicorn always strives to have complete transparency when it comes to the ingredients used to create our premium e-liquid. We have utilized the BLVK blog to keep our readers well informed about potential health risks associated with vaping BLVK Unicorn premium e-liquid and other leading brands, as well as to discuss the chemical compound of each of our products!
While we know there is not enough research to speak on the long-term effects of vaping products like BLVK Unicorn vape juice and other e-cigs, we do know that there has been no direct correlation to electronic cigarettes and Diacetyl and popcorn lung! The research done surrounding Diacetyl and the microwave popcorn company was due to extended exposure and inhalation. What we do know is that no cases of popcorn lung have been directly linked to products like BLVK Unicorn’s premium e-liquid and that we will continue to produce our products Diacetyl free! With so many options for vaping out there, BLVK Unicorn wants all its magical unicorns to find comfort in knowing what they are getting in each bottle of our premium vape juice!
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