WHAT WE KNOW
Inhalants negatively affect your brain.
- Chronic inhalant abusers may permanently lose the ability to perform basic functions, such as walking, talking, and thinking.
- Inhalants can cause sudden violent, or even deadly, behavior.
Inhalants can negatively affect your body.
- Inhalants starve the body of oxygen and force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly.
- Using inhalants can cause you to lose your sense of smell, feel nauseous, and/or have a nosebleed.
- Inhalant abusers can develop liver, lung, and kidney problems.
- Chronic abuse can lead to muscle deterioration and reduced muscle tone and strength.
- Death can be instantaneous. Users sometimes die from choking on their own vomit, suffocation, or heart attack.
Inhalants include a large group of chemicals found around the house, such as aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, paint, glue, paint thinner, gasoline, propane, nail polish remover, correction fluid, air freshener, marker pens – but none of these is safe to inhale. They can all
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