These 110 Toxic Chemicals in Cannabis Smoke Could be Hazardous, Say U of A Researchers

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

NEWS These 110 toxic chemicals in cannabis smoke could be hazardous, say U of A researchers Alberta researchers find more toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke, but more particulate in a typical joint By Angela Stelmakowich Cannabis smoke particles were 29 per cent bigger and a typical joint had 3.4 times more mass from particulate matter. / Photo: Watcha / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Engineering researchers at the University of Alberta are saying two things about cannabis smoke: it poses a potential health risk, and more study is needed to get a fix on what the potential risks might be.

Tobacco and cannabis “smoke particles are quantitatively similar in volatility, shape, density and number concentration, albeit with differences in size, total mass and chemical composition,” notes the study abstract. “This study demonstrates striking similarities between marijuana and tobacco smoke in terms of their physical and chemical properties.”

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