Neurological and Cognitive Recovery Following Abstinence from Petrol Sniffing

@article{Cairney2005NeurologicalAC,
  title={Neurological and Cognitive Recovery Following Abstinence from Petrol Sniffing},
  author={Sheree Cairney and Paul Maruff and Chris B Burns and Jon Currie and Bart J. Currie},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={1019-1027}
}
Anecdotal observations suggest that neurological impairments associated with petrol (gasoline) sniffing resolve with abstinence, although these effects have not been proven empirically. Severe exposure to leaded petrol may induce a lead encephalopathy that extends beyond any acute intoxication and requires emergency hospital treatment. Previously, in chronic petrol sniffers, we showed neurological, saccadic, and cognitive abnormalities that were more severe in petrol sniffers with a history of… CONTINUE READING
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