In an unusual twist, a sixteen-year-old boy from Rumford, Maine called the police last week to report that his mother was inhaling dust remover. The police charged her with unlawful use or possession of inhalants. The dust remover in question had Bittergent Technology added to help prevent intentional misuse.
"Dusters" are abused frequently, and many parents do not realize that it is composed of more than just compressed air. One of the main ingredients is either tetrafluorethane or difluorethane, both of which replace the oxygen on its way to the brain and can cause severe damage within minutes.