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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Surge in Teens Huffing Refrigerant Has Georgia Poison Control on High Alert

A surge in teens huffing has prompted Poison Control to add freon to the list of abused inhalants.
Freon is a refrigerant used in air conditioners.

The number of cases of teens pumping the refrigerant out of air conditioners to get high is on the rise.

Officials say it can be deadly after one dose.

According to the Director of the Georgia Poison Control, there has been an increase in inhalant abuse cases from five in 2009 and 2010 to six through May of this year.

The Poison Center stated that there had been no reported deaths in Georgia from huffing refrigerant just yet.

Via Atlanta, GA

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