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Many people may have noticed an increasing presence of little silver canisters littering the streets in the Netherlands. These are whipped-cream chargers, steel cylinders filled with nitrous oxide, used as a whipping agent in whipped cream dispensers.
This is not their only current use, however. By dispensing the nitrous oxide into a balloon and then inhaling it, the canisters can be used to achieve a high.
Nitrous oxide, commonly know as laughing gas, is a non-flammable, colourless gas compound of nitrogen and oxygen. Discovered in by Joseph Priestley and later named by Sir Humphry Davy, who demonstrated its physiological effect, it is often used for its anaesthetic properties in surgeries or dentistry.
In addition to these many uses, nitrous oxide is also used recreationally by party-goers as it allows them to achieve a feeling of euphoria.
Since the canisters are officially intended for household use, they can easily be obtained in large household supply stores, such as famous chain the Blokker. Nitrous Oxide is not currently on the prescription medicine list, so it can easily be sold over the counter. Some companies do try to monitor their sales by refusing to sell to underage customers, or requesting intended use when processing a big order.
One canister can last a long time as a whipped-cream charger, but users who inhale the substance can easily go through several units in one go. Therefore, large quantities purchased by individuals can easily arouse suspicion. When inhaled, laughing gas can affect you in a of ways, and as with many drugs, the effects depend on the person taking them and how much of the drug is used.
One may feel euphoric, calm and relaxed after taking it. One may also experience dizziness, difficulty in thinking straight and fits of laughter. Some have even reported sound distortions and hallucinations. A headache can also accompany the inhalation of the gas. As the laughing gas can make you dizzy, you are at risk of falling or making a bad judgement call and injuring yourself. Depending upon the way in which the gas is administered, you are at risk of damaging your lungs.
One may also be at risk of unconsciousness or death. This occurs when nitrous oxide replaces the air in the lungs causing asphyxiation suffocation. This is more likely to occur if the gas is inhaled in an enclosed space or via a mask or plastic bag, which covers both the nose and mouth. Using nitrous oxide heavily and regularly can cause a deficiency in vitamin B Deficiency in B12 can lead to serious nerve damage, which one experiences as tingling and numbness in the extremities. One may also have difficulty walking and feel pain in the affected areas.
Completed her Master's degree at the University of Groningen and worked as a translator before ing IamExpat. She loves to read and has a particular interest in Greek mythology. Mina, You must be high on nitrous oxide. Joseph Priestley did not discover nitrous oxide in In fact, he was not born untila full eleven years later!
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Nitrous oxide- not just your innocent whipped cream making gas Facebook Twitter LinkedIn reddit What's up. Sales of nitrous oxide in the Netherlands have risen by percent in the last two years.
What is Nitrous Oxide? Other common uses include rocket propellants, motor racing and whipped cream. Blokker and other sales points Since the canisters are officially intended for household use, they can easily be obtained in large household supply stores, such as famous chain the Blokker. How does laughing gas affect you?
What are the risks involved? Taking too much nitrous oxide at one time can cause fainting and lead to accidents. Effects after long-term use Using nitrous oxide heavily and regularly can cause a deficiency in vitamin B A severe deficiency can also depress the formation of white blood cells.
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