What is huffing?
The intentional breathing of gas or vapors with the purpose of reaching a high.
What does huffing do to the brain?
Changes the electrical activity of the brain. On a elecroencephalograpghy, (or EEG) the brain will show up as sharp impulses.
What toxic effects and the “risks” that occur with this practice on the body.
The brain: changes the electrical activity within the brain, possibly resulting in hallucinations and convulsions. Also the
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aerosol paints and correction fluid) have been linked to damage of this organ.
The Kidneys: Inhalants containing toluene impair the kidney’s ability to control the amount of acid in the blood. This is reversible when toluene leaves the body but, in the long-term, kidney stones may develop.
Muscle: Chronic inhalant abuse can lead to muscle wasting. Reduced muscle tone and strength.
Bone Marrow: Benzene, a component of gasoline, has been shown to cause leukemia.