Propylene glycol can become formaldehyde — a carcinogen — when heated to vaping temperatures.
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Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk was originally published by the National Cancer Institute. (n.d.).https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/formaldehyde/formaldehyde-fact-sheet