A whiff of death: fatal volatile solvent inhalation abuse.

  title={A whiff of death: fatal volatile solvent inhalation abuse.},
  author={C H Steffee and Gregory J Davis and Kathleen K. Nicol},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={89 9},
Inhalation abuse of volatile solvents, previously known generically as "glue sniffing," is typically pursued by adolescents. A wide range of legal, easily obtained products containing volatile substances are available for abuse. We report two illustrative cases of fatal volatile substance abuse: gasoline sniffing in a 20-year-old man and aerosol propellant gas inhalation (aerosol air freshener) in a 16-year-old girl with underlying reactive airway disease. Although the ratio of deaths to… CONTINUE READING


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