Dirty Bongs Can Be Dangerous
Before founding StemClenz, we were aware that smoking from dirty glass was highly unhealthy. It wasn't until we embarked on this journey that we realized just how detrimental it could be if proper care isn't taken for your equipment.
Why Should A Dirty Bong Concern You?
Stagnant bong water creates an ideal environment for bacteria growth, potentially leading to various infections when inhaled. The situation is exacerbated when you smoke through your pipe, as the heated bacteria-laden water accelerates their growth. Inhaling through these pipes effectively aerosolizes the water and the bacterial organisms within, posing significant health risks.
What Are PAHs?
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs, are a class of organic compounds that are the result of cannabis being combusted in a zero oxygenated environment. They produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials. PAHs are known to be toxic and carcinogenic, meaning they can cause cancer in humans.
Bongs Can Filter Out PAHs?
Bongs can be incredibly useful for capturing PAHs through a process called absorption.
In this process the PAHs in the smoke are attracted to the surface of the water, which acts as the filter media, and are retained there. "The PAHs"..."stick to particles rather than remain dissolved in water"(Watershed Council). Therefore, the greater the surface area, meaning the more bubbles, the greater the absorption rate. An additional benefit of using a bond is that it decreases the temperature of the smoke which can decrease the impact on oral health.
How To Clean Challenging Accessories
Step 1). Fill StemClenz tube with a 2-part abrasive cleaning solution.
Step 2). Carefully insert accessory into the StemClenz tube. (If you drop the item into the tube, just ensure the tube is not resting on a physical surface such as a counter.)
Step 3). Fold tube to desired length, and attach provided clip. Secure clip with hand.
Step 4). Using two hands (one for holding the cip), begin to shake vigorously to agitate. Required shake times may vary.
Step 5). Carefully remove accessory and use finishing brushes to remove any debris.
Step 6). Rinse accessory under warm water and dry with included towel. Return to tube for additional cleaning if needed.
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