Stronger chemicals or repeated inhaling can cause people to pass out. A user can also die suddenly from using inhalants.
When someone uses an inhalant, large amounts of toxic chemicals enter the lungs and pass from the bloodstream into the brain. There they damage and kill brain cells.
Is Inhaling Sanitisers Dangerous?
The F.D.A. recommended that anyone exposed to the hand sanitisers with methanol seek immediate treatment. Substantial methanol exposure can lead to:
- permanent blindness and seizures
Does inhaling alcohol kill brain cells?
Reality: Even in heavy drinkers, alcohol consumption doesn’t kill brain cells. It does, however, damage the ends of neurons, called dendrites, which makes it difficult for neurons to relay messages to one another.
What if hand sanitiser goes into your mouth?
Children can be at risk for alcohol poisoning if any more than a taste of hand sanitiser is ingested. … Hand sanitisers produce a burning sensation when swallowed, which can prevent children from ingesting harmful amounts. However, some children will drink anything or they may be abusing the products.
Can smelling hand sanitiser make you high?
“You don’t get high from this. It will make the lining of your nose tingle and you may get a little bit dizzy just from the alcohol fumes, but as far as getting a high off of it, it will not happen,” said Melynn Huntley, Director of Safe Schools at AISD.
It is best to reduce your exposure to methanol or other hand sanitisers and apply in well ventilated areas to reduce the risk of you inhaling the sanitiser.