Thursday, January 28, 2010

Inhalants: The Uncommonly Common Danger

If you think dangerous drugs are only those that can be procured through illegal drug pushers on the streets, you are terribly mistaken. Common household cleaning agents and chemicals used for ordinary items also pose a serious health risk. Collectively referred to as inhalants, these substances (present in most cleaning agents, adherents, and other ordinary items) can be found in almost every household. Generally useful, they can turn deadly in an instant when used for any purpose other than what they are intended for. Hence, proper storage and use are imperative so as to keep anyone from inhaling their toxic fumes. Get to know what these common inhalants are by reading the information below:

Gases - medical gases (nitrous oxide, ether, etc.) and common products (propane tanks, butane lighters, and even whipped cream dispensers which are known to have refrigerants and nitrous oxide)

Aerosol Sprays – spray deodorants and hairsprays, spray paints, cooking oil sprays, and static cling sprays

Volatile Solvents – paint removers, paint thinners, gasoline, glue, contact cement, and felt-tip marker fluids

Nitrites – These substances are released into the air when products like deodorizers or certain capsules are sprayed or opened.
- amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, and cyclohexyl nitrite

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Written By Maris Modesto

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