Nitrous oxide is a phenomenon that the authorities are trying to curb for several months. Despite prevention, it seems even to take the magnitude via the “hilarious balloons”. The concept was popularized in particular on some social networks. Recently, a personality of the reality TV, Sarah Fraisou, has been viewed in a video Snapchat by train to inhale the content of one of these balls of windbag which cause laughter and a feeling of happiness.
And also for reason, they are filled with laughing gas. Since approximately one year, the use of this gas is popularized among the more young people, particularly because it is easy to obtain. We find particularly in the refills of a siphon to Chantilly cream. But its inhalation is not without consequence on the health. The two mayors of the north have also taken in July of the arrested in prohibiting the sale to minors. Users have to habit of filling of balloons of “Proto” before to inhale to avoid burn the face, the gas being very cold.
Even at a moderate dose, the consumer risk nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, drowsiness and a slight decline of the vigilance, tinnitus. “A strong dose, its consumption (Nitrous oxide) can also lead to confusion, disorientation, difficulties to speak and to coordinate its movements, muscle weakness, a slowdown or of irregularities of heart rate,” warned Drugs info service. Of the sequelae of long duration on the memory or sexual performance, among others, may also occur. But especially, the consumption of nitrous oxide is potentially lethal because it causes a drop in the level of oxygen in the blood.