Diflourathane Toxicology Report


A “Duster” Inhalation Exposure with Drugs Leads to Death   A 23-year-old male patient was brought to the emergency department (ED) by emergency medical services after being found on a train platform unresponsive. A witness had observed the patient inhaling a commercial duster product containing a fluorinated hydrocarbon. The patient was pulseless at the scene and upon arrival to the … [Read more...]

10 dangers of compressed air dusters


There is one critical fact consumers should know about "Canned Air": it isn't air! In fact, it is a mixture of flammable gases with names like difluoroethane, triflorouethane and tetrafluoroethane. A cleaning product commonly used in offices and homes, Canned Air might more accurately be called "Compressed Gas Disseminators" or "Gas Dusters." And it's imperative to understand these gases are not … [Read more...]

What is canned air and why it is deadly.


What is Canned Air? Air dusters are part of a group of household chemicals that are inhaled for a hallucinogenic, mind-altering high. The high is short, which often leads to repeated inhaling of these toxic chemicals. Huffing, as it is often called, is more common among children. The National Institute on Drug Abuse conducted a survey in 1999 that showed more than 19 percent of eighth-grade … [Read more...]

What is huffing?


Huffing has become more popular in the past few years with kids and younger adults; the products needed to get high this way are cheap and legal to buy at any age*. The products needed for huffing are spray paints (silver and gold spray paint is preferred by most users) aerosol whipped cream, model airplane glue, nail polish remover, cleaning fluids, fabric protector, gasoline, aerosol dusters, … [Read more...]

Huffing alleged in car-house wreck in Mitchell Monday


19-year-old man allegedly inhaled compressed air to get high before running into two vehicles, a concrete barrier, a sign and then a house Monday afternoon in Mitchell River Malatare, of Mitchell, was arrested after the incident. He told law enforcement that he had inhaled or “huffed” air from an air duster, said Officer Kelly Loudenburg, of the Mitchell Police Division. “He had no … [Read more...]