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Intersting article about glycerin

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by smokingclam, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. smokingclam

    smokingclam Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2009
    Punta Gorda, Florida
  2. Sun Vaporer

    Sun Vaporer Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2009
    Florida
    Claim--good find--that is why we only use 100% pure minimum Food Grade Glycerin. As the article notes:

    "Glycerin is a chemical used to sweeten products such as toothpaste and pancake syrup, while ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol are poisonous. Switching ethylene glycol, which is used in antifreeze, as a cheap substitute for glycerin goes back as far as 1937 when more than 107 people were killed in the United States by ethylene glycol used as a liquid base for an antibiotic"

    Good to remind everyone to make sure they are in fact using the correct and pure VG---Sun
     
  3. smokingclam

    smokingclam Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2009
    Punta Gorda, Florida
    I think I got the wrong stuff then.:( Mine says Glycerin USP but it only says 99.5 % glycerin as ingredients. Looks more like they are selling it as a skin moisturizer.
     
  4. Sun Vaporer

    Sun Vaporer Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2009
    Florida
    Claim--Go to Richard's Health Food's.. You have one right near by where you are--they sell NOW--100% for internal and external use. 7 bucks for 16 ounces---Sun
     
  5. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK
    If it's USP it's pharmaceutical grade and should be ok Clam. I use 99.5% pure glycerine myself because I heard that's as good as it gets. The other grade I've heard of is industrial grade and that's the stuff you shouldn't eat but can put on your skin.

    I think the worry is not the purity of USP grade but the potential for corruption to lead to contamination with cheaper substitutes. Even if it was sold as 100% pure that could still happen.
     
  6. Vince1

    Vince1 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2009
    Down South, USA.
    With all of our nicotine liquid coming from China this poses the question of where do our suppliers get their nicotine. Is it pure nicotine and they mix with their own tested approved glycerin or does it come in a pre-mix with a specific mg content and they just add there own flavors. Also I wonder if the dangers of the tainted products apply to any method of ingestion, oral or vaporized.
     
  7. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    I wonder what it would cost to get some of this liquid tested as to specific content? I would be willing to put some money into a common pool if necessary to test what we are vaping.
     
  8. Lithium1330

    Lithium1330 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2008
    Mexico
    Almost all the liquids are made in China, the suppliers can ask for a special flavor or ask the manufacturer to adapt the liquid with more Glycerin or more PG, more flavor and ask to the manufacturer to do special flavors, but I don't think that they make their own flavoring, manufactures do that.
     
  9. Vince1

    Vince1 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2009
    Down South, USA.
    Thanks Lithium, Informative as usual. Perhaps there will soon be some regulation on quality of the liquids.
     
  10. smokingclam

    smokingclam Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2009
    Punta Gorda, Florida
    Regarding the Glycerin USP I found this info on a web site...
    "Several grades of glycerin are marketed, including high gravity, dynamite, yellow distilled, USP (U.S. Pharmacopoeia), and CP (chemically pure). USP grade is water-white and suitable for use in foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics, or for any purpose where the product is designed for human consumption. See also Alcohol; Fat and oil; Polyol."

    The part about China is what worried about the article myself especially after hearing the other horror stories coming out of China lately.:(
     
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