A balloon with laughing gas is used at many (home)parties and for most of the people it seems innocent. Unfortunately using laughing gas is not without risks and it can even be harmful. That is why you have to take the do’s and don’ts in mind, to reduce the risks.
Are you’re about to use a balloon? Keep the following things in mind:
- Use laughing gas from a balloon, never from a cartridge or dispenser. Therewith you avoid frostbite, chokings and lack of oxygen.
- Make sure you can sit or lay down when you use laughing gas.
- Don’t use it too often! Frequently use can cause brain damage.
- Never use laughing gas when you’re having a cold. Laughing gas expands in air, so your eardrum could pop. Besides earache it can also lead to permanent hearing damage.
- Mixing nitrous oxide with alcohol is very dangerous as it can increase the risks.
1 whipped cream charger is good for 1 balloon. After 4 inhalations all the gas from the balloon is absorbed in your body. A trip from a balloon with 1 cartridge of laughing gas is short and lasts for about 1 minute.
- Nausea and dizziness
- Severe headache
- Passing out
- Freezing of lungs, lips, nose and vocal cords.
- Heavy regular use of nitrous oxide can lead to deficiency of vitamin B12 and to a form of anaemia.
- Heavy regular use can lead to brain damage and neurological disorders.
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