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Why Do Glue Labels Warn Not to Sniff It?

Abusing inhalants, like glue, can cause serious health problems, and you shouldn’t need a video on the internet to tell you that. But let’s take a deeper look at why these chemicals are so dangerous.

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Sources:
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/inhalants/letter-director
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4211428/
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.691.6535&rep=rep1&type=pdf
http://r.wildcatem.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/193_Hydrocarbons-and-Volatile-Substances_Tintinalli.pdf

Articles available online:
Cámara-Lemarroy et al., 2012 “Clinical presentation and management in acute toluene intoxication: a case series”, Inhalation Toxicology, 24(7): 434-438
Meulenbelt et al., 1990 “Two cases of acute toluene intoxication”, British Journal of Industrial Medicine, 47: 417-420
Cruz et al., 2014 “Review of toluene action: clinical evidence, animal studies and molecular targets” Journal of drug and alcohol research, 3: 235840 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4211428/
Gerasimov et al., 2002 “Toluene inhalation produces regionally specific changes in extracellular dopamine” Drug and Alcohol dependence, 65 (3) 243-251

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