I'm trying to understand if heated and inhaled glycerol (vegetable glycerine) can cause lipid pneumonia. It is said that it can't because glycerol is an alcohol, not a lipid. But I have a feeling that it can.
Glycerol is the backbone of triglycerides. Triglycerides are the main ingredient in vegetable oils. Vegetable glycerin is a carbohydrate derived from plant oils. Vegetable glycerin, or glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil.
With that said, can't I say that yes, inhaled glycerol can cause lipid pneumonia?
If anybody is interested in discussing I would be so thankful.