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Vaporizer negative respiratory effects

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by trainerjohn, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    I believe it was Pappy who was having some lung issues and went to the doctor and the doctor said not to vape with warm/hot water as there could be organisms that could get you sick or something like that. So from his doctor, I'll take that advice.

    Just wanted to let you guys know that. I might have the exact post somewhere but you can search I guess to find it.
     
  2. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    I remember those posts by pappy. I used to use warm water. nw i just use good filtered water at room temp.

    Jeff. Make sure to use good water. and maybe try room temp. but i notice a big difference using good water compared to tap
     
  3. Spiritwalker

    Spiritwalker Member

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    curious how filtered water would compare to tap? How do you notice that?
     
  4. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    The most obvious is the chlorine, and other disinfection by products. which is why everyone can tell a huge difference in their shower water when its not filtered compared to when they use a shower filter that removes chlorine and DBPs(disinfection by products).

    Oh and of course the taste is a dead giveaway. as well as the way hard water stains show up on the glass when you use bad quality water.

    There is a TON of dangerous chemicals in our tap water, which is why everyone NEEDS a serious water filter to remove the fluoride, chlorine, arsenic, lead, pesticides, VOCs, and many other things that are harmful over time. The water we drink and cook with on a regular basis is very important, and the water we breathe in of course is a contributor too :)
     
  5. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    it also depends on where you live, around here there's no chlorine in the tapwater, and the regulations for acceptable levels of stuff in it etc are more strict as the regulations for bottled water. and if anyone said to me they can taste the difference between tapwater and bottled water, I would doubt them. (in other countries I would believe it tough, for example when I was in rome I also drank tapwater all the time but it didn't taste as good, had a bit a weird taste to it)
     
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  6. Spiritwalker

    Spiritwalker Member

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    Re: hard water stains... what am I supposed to rinse the iso off glass with? I always use HOT tap water.

    I think the water we drink in N.A. is probably one of the safest in the world. I'm not concerned with said chemicals...especially when i'm INHALING clouds of vapor off of a plant, which is probably about a million times worse. Many of those same said chemicals can be in your flowers, unless you get them lab tested.

    In terms of breating in through the glass, you're right....my hot shower is a million times worse.
     
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  7. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    Our water is horrible. You are under delusion if you dont believe so.

    Of course you rinse with tap water. but you should always do a FINAL RINSE with good filtered water after everythings been rinsed out with the tap. You fill part way with the good water, shake up for a minute or two and dump it out, then re fill with the good water for use :)

    And I started using this hemp castile liquid soap as a post wash, this along with the final rinse with good water, ceased ALL hard water stains(mineral buildup) and its great stuff for everything http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/LS.htm
     
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  8. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Spirit Walker, problably one of the safest in the world. But that doesn't mean it is without its problems.. personally my main issue with tap water is how it leaves my hair and my skin after a shower, compared to filtered water.

    I can also feel the taste when vaporizing through my tube.

    Every day, i learn something new that makes me respect nature and the equilibrium between all things. There is nothing compared to fountain water, when i'm hiking i never miss a change to bathe and drink it, it is just so much better.
     
  9. insomniac

    insomniac Combustion Fucker

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    Maybe in NYC, but that doesn't mean it's horrible everywhere. British Columbia has some (if not THE) best drinking water in the world.

    Many bottled and "filtered" waters are even worse. With that being said, I was contemplating installing a R/O filtration system, but i'm a little concerned about drinking water that isn't found in nature.
     
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  10. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    We dont have fresh water in our municipal water supplies, its all recycled from the water we flush down our toilets and drains. then it comes back out the faucet. I dont know how it is in other places. But I know in this country, You NEED a filter to remove the fluoride and other toxic chemicals.

    So you must only drink natural spring water, that you have collected from a spring? thats the only drinking water you are going to be able to get that is actually found in nature.
     
  11. vapirtoo

    vapirtoo Well-Known Member

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    Hey NYCdeisel,
    Are you sure ? I thought that NYC's drinking water was piped in from the Adirondaks.
    In taste tests NYC water usually rates as one of the best. Our interior pipes are the real
    problem.

    All of our sewer water is directed to treatment plants that release the treated sewage
    into our bays and beaches. That is why it is not good to go to the beach after a rain
    storm. All of the treatment plants get flooded and raw sewage goes to our beaches.

    I still filter all of my drinking and cooking water,and when I get a bubbler, I will use filtered water
    in that also.
     
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  12. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    You are correct. NYC water runs down the aqueduct to NYC from the Adirondacks. i live ine New Windsor and the aqueduct runs near me
     
  13. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    Tap water everywhere contains chlorine, and other contaminants. THEN there is the fluoride that is added to most water supplies in this country, which is the big problem(although, chlorine, lead, arsenic, and pharmaceutical drugs are pretty bad too), because of its effects on health. There is still tons of debate and propaganda about fluoride being pushed and many people think it is OK or vehemently believe so . This is similar to propaganda trying to frame our favorite herbal flower as the bad guy.

    FYI it is in so much of the water supply in this country, in 2010 the CDC reported that at least 73% of Americas water supplies had already the toxic waste product known as fluoride added to them. And from 2009 to 2010, 9 million more people received fluoridated tap water.

    The sad truth is our world is very polluted.

    For in depth info on fluoride as well as studies, check out http://www.fluoridealert.org/

    P.s: I do a final rinse after I clean my glass, using the good filtered water, to rinse out the remnants of tap water, just shake it up for a moment and dump it out, then refill it for use :)
     
  14. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    The fluoride thing is just another attempt to "cure" a problem caused from bad eating habits aka eating A LOT of sugar. Fluoride is good for your teeth when you apply it on the teeth, and it is toxic if ingested. Somehow this wasn't realized by the us government when they decided to add fluoride to tap water.
     
  15. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    Well it goes in your body, theres no such thing as something thats purely topical Everything applied to the skin, or gums will go into your bloodstream, where it can circulate around the body and all of your organs

    Actually most of western Europe has banned fluoridating the water, and noticed around a 75% decrease in cavities when they stopped fluoridating their water. It rots the teeth, it doesnt do anything good for them. Even the FDA and the CDC have had to admit that people "should avoid fluoride" YET they are pushing it as much as ever and making sure people continue to think it is safe. The CDC also said that fluoride has "no benefits for babies" HAH
     
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  16. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    What i mean is that the studies that found the fluoride beneficial to the teeth, only used it topicaly. The idea for adding it to the water was made after these studies. IMO, it is a crime to make such decisions like this. And still perpetuating the problem..
     
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  17. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, I agree Vorrange
    It is very dumb to say its benefit is for teeth, then force us to swallow it in our tap water.
     
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  18. idtpx

    idtpx New Member

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    I'm daily user of Volcano vaporizer.
    Almost exactly same thing happens to me sometimes when:

    Airpath is not clean - and not clean is quite relative.

    Sometimes It can be extremly clogged - (~ one month of heavy daily use ). And no infection whatsoever.
    However sometimes airpath could be quite clean (~ one week of usage) and I'm still getting those symptoms.

    It usually takes me maxium two days to recover from these conditions. (Usually its fixed during one sleep cycle). I think it is infection because mucus has sometimes very disgusting taste when you spit it out.

    Usually but not always combustion is calming these symptoms for hour or two for me.

    But I also exprienced almost instant healing from these conditions when I just cleaned whole airpath, changed my bag and vaped 0.1g of quality bud on 185C / 365F. Chest tightness magically gone. Big relief for my lungs. Breathing is now very pleasing (it almost seemed like mucus structure has changed and stopped blocking absorption of air in my lungs)



    Also What really reduces irritation and chance to getting infection for me is huge water diffusion (like tens to hunderds of small holes) I'm making my own diffusors from ordinary drinking straw, using cheap glass bong.
     
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  19. hnsenter

    hnsenter New Member

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    I haven't tried vaping for "medicinal" purposes yet, but when I quit smoking cigarettes and switched to vaping, I dry cought A LOT for the first week or so. In some ways I felt like I was quitting cigarettes. As for vaping bud, I've only tried it once with some black widow on my friend's atmos, I found it a little harsher at first, but no serious issues for me.
     
  20. cawshook

    cawshook Solod out.

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    I woke up with major chest congestion, pain and irritation the other day. i finally decided to vape, and on the second or 3rd hit, i coughed everything out and the chest pain and congestion was gone.
     

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