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Toxins implicated in cerebral vasculitis include cocaine, amphetamines, heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and inhaled volatile solvents (glue sniffing), although these may result in a process more like vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage than a true inflammatory vasculitis. – Other sympathomimetic agents, including ephedrine. While solvent glue is normally a legal product, a Scottish court has ruled that supplying glue to children is illegal if the store knows the children intend to abuse the glue. In the US, thirty-eight of 50 states have enacted laws making various inhalants unavailable to those under the age of Specialty: Toxicology. Glue Sniffing and other Risky Practices among Street Children in Urban Bangladesh. Book November focus on abuse of adhesive solvents (commonly known as glue sniffing). Sniffing or huffing toxic chemicals like glue or paint thinners can lead to death the first time the chemical is used, or the individual can die from complications years later. People who abuse inhalants can suffer heart failure due to tissue death or overstimulation of the muscle, or they can suffocate because inhalants are absorbed in the.
GOVERNMENT attempts to stamp out glue-sniffing have led to youngsters using more dangerous solvents, particularly gas, health experts fear. Abuse of solvents killed 1, people between , the. In the long term, glue sniffing has a host of serious effects on every system of the body and can ultimately lead to death. It is not only toluene that has these host of effects on the body. Other chemicals within glue, pain and other household solvents may have a similar effect but toluene is by far the main component responsible for the. Many solvents and aerosol sprays are highly concentrated, meaning they contain a large amount of chemicals with a lot of active ingredients. Sniffing these products can cause the heart to stop within minutes. This condition, known as sudden sniffing death, can happen to otherwise healthy young people the first time they use an inhalant. Using. Rag picker Badsha who is not even a teenager, sniffs glue on the railway lines in Karwan Bazar in the capital while a few other children do the same not far away (inset). Photo: Shafiqul Alam.
"Solvent abuse is even less understood than abuse of illicit substances [but] NGOs are witnessing increasing glue use [on the streets of Phnom Penh]." In a survey of 2, street kids conducted by Mith Samlanh, around 16 percent, or of the respondents, admitted to sniffing glue. Medical definition of glue-sniffing: the deliberate inhalation of volatile organic solvents from plastic glues that may result in symptoms ranging from mild euphoria to disorientation and coma. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract. The commonly used term for solvent abuse, glue sniffing, generally encompasses a variety of substances, including spray paint, thinners, nail varnish remover, gasoline, marking pens, and lighter fluids. Inhaled vapours eventually reach the lipids in the nervous system, where they. Other solvents, such as paint thinner, cleaning fluid, lighter fluid, gasoline, nail polish remover, etc. The more common classification of inhalants is used by NIDA. It breaks them into four categories: Volatile solvents: These are liquids that vaporize at room temperature. They include household and industrial products, such as paint remover.