A recent article run in Forbes, Dabbing Cannabis Oil May Expose You To Cancer-Causing Toxins, underscored the importance of using Scientific Inhalations as the solution to address the hazards and increased health risks associated with dabbing.
Since extraction processes are still in their infancy and completely unregulated, it’s impossible to tell if your processor has the scientific knowledge to create a clean, pure product free of residual solvents. This is as important to the recreational user as it is to patients seeking therapeutic effects without combusting plant material.
The article cited a study showing that concentrates exposed to the high heat common to dab setups produced elevated levels of carcinogenic and toxic compounds most notably methacrolein (MC) and benzene, a known carcinogen. “…the higher the temperature that a substance’s flavoring terpenes are subjected to, the more carcinogens, toxins, and potential irritants are produced–meaning the (literally) hot art of dabbing could put users at greater risk than other methods,” said the study’s senior author.
Scientific Inhalations specifically tested its devices to see if it could filter out 18 commonly used pesticides and 11 other known toxins and carcinogens. The goal of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the filters in removing harmful contaminants by comparing filtered smoke vapor with unfiltered smoke vapor; including benzene.
Although we haven’t tested concentrates, our 100% Virgin Coconut Carbon used in many of our devices or as an added accessory to your own rig would potentially reduce or eliminate toxins while offering a smoother hit without harsh throat irritation.
“Additionally, the heavy focus on terpenes as additives seen as of late in the cannabis industry is of great concern due to the oxidative liability of these compounds when heated,” said researchers. Scientific Inhalations also provides “low temperature” solutions for your dabbing needs, so abandon those high temperature nails and other high heat methods and use one of our solutions providing a much lower-temperature dab.
We stand by our statement that “Your Health is Your Wealth” and as the article’s author stated so well, “Getting ultra-high is one thing; playing with fire, biochemically speaking, is another.”