An Introduction to the Practice, Prevalence and Chemical Toxicology of Volatile Substance Abuse

@article{Ramsey1989AnIT,
  title={An Introduction to the Practice, Prevalence and Chemical Toxicology of Volatile Substance Abuse},
  author={John D Ramsey and H. Ross Anderson and Kenneth Bloor and R J Flanagan},
  journal={Human \& Experimental Toxicology},
  year={1989},
  volume={8},
  pages={261 - 269}
}
1 Volatile substance abuse is largely a teenage practice; it is estimated that in the UK 3.5-10% of young people have at least experimented and that 0.5-1% are current users. 2 The products abused are many and varied but only about 20 chemical compounds, notably toluene, chlorinated solvents such as 1,1,1-trichloroethane, fuel gases such as butane and aerosol propellants, are commonly encountered. 3 The acute hazard varies with the compound, product and mode of abuse. Mortality in the UK is now… 

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