EDGE Toxicology – The Science of Success – EDGE Vaping

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EDGE Toxicology – The Science of Success

EDGE Toxicology – The Science of Success
At EDGE, we prioritise quality and safety above all else. We are constantly striving to create products that provide the best vaping experience for our customers, while also prioritising total compliance for safety and security.

At EDGE, we prioritise quality and safety above all else. We are constantly striving to create products that provide the best vaping experience for our customers, while also prioritising total compliance for safety and security.


Under TPD regulations, all vape liquids in the UK and EU must undergo strict toxicological analysis, including testing for key carbonyl compounds. Carbonyl compounds are the harmful chemicals that cause smoking related diseases, such as lung cancer. They can be produced when a vape liquid is heated and therefore be found in vape emissions. These carbonyls are present in cigarette smoke at far higher levels, along with thousands of other harmful by-products which are not found in vape emissions. The TPD regulations ensure that all vape liquid emissions are tested for these carbonyls before they can be registered with the MHRA and put on sale. These tests highlight that although there are some risks associated with vaping, they are much less than those associated with smoking.


The tests for carbonyls ensure that they do not exceed safe levels. However, a lack of officially defined parameters for ‘safe levels’ mean that vape liquids can have very different carbonyl levels and safety standards while still remaining compliant.


As the UK’s No.1 vape liquid brand*, EDGE is committed to making the safest e-liquids in the world. We commissioned BIBRA Toxicology Consultants to carry out an independent review of the Health Critical Values for carbonyls and independent Analytical Laboratory Essentra Laboratories to directly compare EDGE products to three leading brands of cigarettes and three heated tobacco products. The Health Critical Values were determined by analysing local toxicity levels in emissions when assuming typical vaping usage patterns. 

 

The Results


The key carbonyl compounds assessed by BIBRA were; Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Crotonaldehyde and Acrolein. This is in-line with TPD expectations.


As anticipated, all EDGE e-liquids not only met the required safety standards but actually under-indexed. This meant that carbonyl levels were found to be greatly below the limit of quantification or not detected at all.


Levels of Formaldehyde were 95% lower on average than the BIBRA Health Critical Values and over 50% of the individual EDGE flavours tested were below the limit of quantification. The Acetaldehyde levels were found to be 99.28% lower on average than the BIBRA Health Critical Values, and the Crotonaldehyde and Acrolein levels were either below the limit of quantification or not detected at all. Overall, the results showed that EDGE vaping products produce 98.81% less harmful chemicals than cigarettes**.


These results demonstrate that EDGE products don’t just meet the legal requirements, but exceed them by significant measures, providing our customers with satisfaction and peace of mind. We’ve written more on how we achieve these great results here.




* Nielsen (July, 2020) - Total UK Unit Sales


** When compared to three leading cigarette brands. This does not necessarily equal a 98.81% reduction in risk.

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