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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.
Cigarette contaminants are foreign objects or chemicals inadvertently added to cigarettes during manufacture, processing or storage.
You can find documents about cigarette contaminants by searching the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library using terms like "customer complaint," and "consumer complaints," "cigarette contaminants," "cigarette loads," "exploding cigarette" or by combining the search term "cigarette" with specific contaminants like bugs, worms, mold, rubber, etc.
- Semiannual Summary of Analytical Investigations on Customer Complaints (Philip Morris, 1994)
- Insect Complaint (beetle/insect infestation documents)
- Mold complaints
- Types of Foreign Matter Found in Consumer Complaints in 1989 (RJR)
- Exploding cigarettes(Consumer complaints)
- Radioactive Lead and Polonium-201 in tobacco smoke (Liggett & Myers, 1974)
- Fungicide residue exceeded safe limit (Brown & Williamson, 1990)
- Retained Solvents in Labels and Crush-Proof Boxes (R.J. Reynolds, 1984 - retained solvents from packaging inhaled by customers)
- Cadmium in tobacco smoke
- Methyl isocyanate in cigarette smoke