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I just read this from snopes (Very interesting and sad). :tazz:

Adolescents huffing from cans of Dust-Off brand compressed air have died.



http://www.snopes.co...ins/dustoff.asp
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wow......getting high on air...that's a new one....this is darwinism at it's finest.....if you're stupid enough to do such things...then its good that your seed shall not be propogated..
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it's hard to understand, how can one die from compressed air?
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embolisms....the preasure can cause the oxygen to not move into your plood.....the fact that its not pure air...
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i see. but who will be dumb enough to huff on a can? :tazz:
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http://www.snopes.co...ins/dustoff.asp <---these guys apparently
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yeah, i read that one. strange what some people will do to get attention.
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it's hard to understand, how can one die from compressed air?

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Like it says.

It's not just compressed air. It also contains a propellant. I think its R2. Its a refrigerant like what is used in your refrigerator. It is a heavy gas. Heavier than air. When you inhale it, it fills your lungs and keeps the good air, with oxygen, out. That's why you feel dizzy, buzzed. It decreases the oxygen to your brain, to your heart.
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Just some speculation here but if the gas is like carbon monoxide it is taken into the bloodstream but then the body seems to be unable to get ride of it and so one dies of oxigen deprival as the all the red bloodcell are blocked. Second, it is not the lack of oxigen that make us breath but the buildup of carbon dioxide in our bodies that make us want to exhale that makes us want to breath. Conclusion, these two factors together explains just how easy it is to die this way. In fact, they had thought about using carbon monoxide as a menthord of exicution is the states but it, as in the case of giving someone an overdose of morphine, it probably just too humain.
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Silly people, all things in moderation like those folks that go to oxygen bars not actually knowing that oxygen is lethal in high concentrations and different forms.
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I agree w/ dsenette,,,our population just might see an emergence in intellegance once these fools are out of the way.
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Horrible!
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One word ----- Disgusted!
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