Hair Cotinine-Nicotine Metabolite Test for assessing tobaocco smoke or electronic cigarrette smoke exposure
Alternative smoking products such as electronic cigarette, non-combusted cigarette or heat-not-burn products are becoming popular around the world. They are sugar-coated traps for your health as they are being sold in form of everyday items or stationery like pens or a USB memory sticks. An e-cigarette cartilage can contains the same amount and even higher level of nicotine when compared to that of a pack of traditional cigarette.
E-cigarette or vaping is becoming trendy in the middle school and high school because they are relatively odourless and even flavoured, but their harmful effects on health are not less than that of traditional cigarette.
Alternative smoking products contain not only nicotine, but also variety of chemcials like propylene glycol, glycerol and chemical flaorings where these substances have been found to induce inflammation and even cancer. Acute and chronic lung injury associated with e-cigarette or vaping (EVALI) has been increasing since 2019 according to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mineralysis has intorduced Hair Cotinine-Nicotine Metabolite Test which can can you and your family members to to identify if one is exposed to or absorbed excessive nicotine. Cotinine is a nicotine metabolite, it is a reliable biomarker of first hand, second hand or third hand tobaocco smoke exposure because it has a longer half-life than nicotine and can be detected in the body for an extended period.
This test can also serve as a screening tools to monitor if your children, students or employee are involved in smoking.
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