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Have I been breathing in toxic glass dust for the last 6 months?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by babaganush, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

    Hello all,

    Ive been using the DaBuddha vape for a long time, and while cleaning it recently I dug my finger into the glass ceramic heater cover and found on my finger black dust particles, some of it being reflective (almost like glitter).

    Here is the pic of the dust from swiping it on my finger: https://imgur.com/a/Fd3Lf
    Pic of reflective dust using the flash: https://imgur.com/a/F9ogY
    Here is a pic of the glass heater cover: https://imgur.com/a/7eNbo

    At first I wasnt concerned because I thought it was just burn up weed, but when I see the reflective glitter like particles, I became very worried.

    Also note, this heater cover isnt the original, I bought it from a 3rd party vape store on the internet a while back after my last one broke. I actually dont know if normal glass can be stained like this, which makes me think that this isnt 100% pure glass. I mean, can glass be burnt enough to stain and possibly create microscopic glass shards? Do any of your glass heater covers look like this or have any black dust with reflective particles in it? Am I going to get cancer and die?
    The Beagle likes this.
  2. Aimless Ryan

    Aimless Ryan Came to read about grinders; fucked combustion

    Central Ohio
    Well, your HC is all black (from condensed vapor?). What I'm trying to figure out is how that happened.
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  3. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

    7th heaven - 666th pit (EU)
    Have you ever tried cleaning it ? I am pretty sure that's burnt stuff from the blowback..
    Not judging but IMO you should keep your gear cleaner.. I;ve owned DBV but i gave up on it due to many broken heater covers in the re-assembling process after cleaning.

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