[Webinar] E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure: Select BioMarkers in Vape Shop Workers
With Charlene Nguyen, PhD
UCLA UCI Southern California NIOSH Educaiton and Research Center
Vape shops are currently exempt from smoke-free workplace regulations in California, putting vape shop workers at risk of repeated occupational exposure to e-cigarette (e-cig) aerosols. During this webinar, learners will explore select biomarkers including cotinine, a marker for nicotine as a tracer for e-cig aerosol, and markers of oxidative stress (8-OHdG, 8-isoprostane (8-iso)), system inflammation (human C-reactive protein (CRP)), metal toxicity and antioxidant activity (metallothionein (MT)) quantified in urine samples from thirty vape shop workers. This study provides preliminary data to support future studies to systematically assess and quantify the relative contribution of exhaled e-cig aerosol exposure to health impacts among vape shop workers.