E-liquid in labs
E-liquid production is increasing to meet demand for this nicotine based product. New e-liquid labs are being built in order to cope with an influx of new vapers. The increasing amount of vapers is due to surpass that of traditional tobacco smokers in 2021. Most e-liquid production is done in a sterile environment, under controlled conditions. E-liquid is produced this way to guarantee the quality and safety of the product and to avoid contamination.
E-liquid at home
Some e-liquid is not manufactured under these strict conditions. E-liquid production is relatively simple. You can order the raw ingredients online and mix your own blend of e-liquid at home. You can set the strength and flavor of the e-liquid to suit your own needs. Buy enough of the raw ingredients and you can start to make and sell your own e-liquid.
It is worth noting that you can make e-liquid for a fraction of the cost that shops sell it for. If you make enough you can start supplying friends and family and make huge savings all round.
E-liquid safety and production
The mixing process is relatively simple and the raw ingredients are readily available online. E-liquid production and manufacture is something that you can do at home. So why buy e-liquid from a retailer?Convenience is a factor and quality another factor for sure. If you don’t have time to mix your own e-liquid it’s better to buy from a shop.
Safety is a big factor and knowing that you are buying a well made product gives you piece of mind. Also knowing the exact amount of nicotine inside helps. Although how do you really know how much nicotine is in at for sure, unless you test it yourself. Homemade e-liquid the nicotine content is often estimated and the % of nicotine in the juice can be misleading.
What happens if you are poisoned from homemade e-liquid that you have bought online? Does the e-liquid provider have public liability insurance or indemnity insurance? In most cases the answer will be no, leaving you liable for your own medical treatment. Or having to make a claim on your own insurance if you have any. All registered companies supplying e-liquid must have public liability insurance by law. If they supply a product that causes harm then they are liable. Then they will have to claim on their own insurance to cover the accident.
People that produce e-liquid for sale and have no insurance are technically breaking the law. They will be liable for prosecution if any product they supply causes harm or fatalities. Caution is required from both buyers and suppliers of e-liquid. It is important to thoroughly research who and where the e-liquid you are buying comes from.
Manufacturing e-liquid poses dangers from many angles. Nicotine is highly toxic and a very small amount can kill. That is why the amount of nicotine contained in e-liquid must be labeled clearly and be very accurate. It is important to have bottles labelled accurately to avoid over-dosing on nicotine. Serious Nicotine poisoning can occur and can be fatal if too much nicotine is vaped.
Cross contamination and impurities can happen on any production line. It could be it from human error or a bad batch of raw ingredients; the results can often be fatal. That is why in e-liquid labs the conditions are kept clean and sterile, to ensure the quality of the product. When e-liquid is made under less controlled circumstances the risk of contamination is much higher. Any number of contaminants can mix into the e-liquid either airborne contaminants or impurities. The result of this can be a serious health side effect.
Human error is a massive factor as well. It is quite easy to get confused when mixing e-liquid ingredients and miss-measure the liquids, resulting in harmful e-liquid production. In controlled labs computerized machines measure the exact amounts of chemicals and mix them to make the final e-liquid product. This ensuring the safety and quality of the e-liquid that is produced under these controlled circumstances.
Effects of bad e-liquid production
The effects of bad e-liquid production aren’t just measured on health. It will also have a direct effect on public opinion and views regarding the safety of electronic smoking. So potentially making products that could kill is worrying and there are calls for tighter regulations.
With any new industry a clean safety record is key to a successful future. rogue e-liquid producers could damage this record, denting the public’s opinion on e-smoking. Both these could have a detrimental effect on the industry and leave it’s future uncertain.
Other effects on health are outlined in electronic smoking safety guidelines and information provided by e-liquid manufacturers.
If you get e-liquid in mouth it is important to know the exact strength of the e-liquid. Miss-labelled products and estimated amounts of nicotine cause toxicologists many problems when treating a patients. The strength of the e-liquid is very important, it helps to determine the amount of nicotine consumed and is a required factor in treating the symptoms and effects of nicotine poisoning. Ultimately all e-liquid should be labelled correctly with exact amounts of ingredients; no guess work or estimations should be involved as a matter of public interest and safety.