Are Dry Herb Vaporizers Safe?
Vaporizers have been growing in popularity since their inception in 2006. Most public health organizations have acknowledged the potential risk associated with the use of these products. In 2019, the Center for Disease Control investigated 149 cases of hospitalizations associated with the use of an (e-liquid) vaporizer. The agency reported their findings on August 21, 2019 as “no clear common cause”, which essentially means they aren't sure.
So let's talk about what we do know as fact-- most vape injury cases have been associated with the use of e-cigarettes/cartridge and liquid vapes. This is an essential distinction, and vape enthusiasts are aware that there are different types of vaporizers. Dry herb vaporizers, concentrates/waxes, oils and liquid units. The most popular type of vaporizer is the portable dry herb vaporizer. This type of vape is compatible only with pure, dry flower and is battery-powered. There have been NO hospitalizations and emergent health issues associated with dry herb devices. It's a different product to an a e-juice device or cartridge (liquid) vape in both how it works and possible risks.
The question is: are dry herb vaporizers bad for your health? The short answer is no and the long answer is absolutely not. Dry herb vaporizers that use conduction heating methods eliminate the production of carbon monoxide, a dangerous by-product of traditional smoking. These devices also create aerosols which harmlessly dissipate into the atmosphere and don't pose the same risks to anyone nearby unlike second-hand smoke. Dry herb material is not liquid in nature so there is no risk of accidental inhalation or ingestion. Additionally, CBD flower material can be purchased from trusted medical distributors and there is no risk of ingesting dangerous foreign elements.
If you are a medical vape user, the best and safest bet will be to purchase a dry herb vaporizer. In particular, certain portable devices like the Davinci IQ2 offer the purest and most flavorful vapor quality and zero risk factor.