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Long-Term Health Issues?

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Topic created by J
on Tue, 27 Aug 2019 at 05:39

J said on Tue, 27 Aug 2019 at 05:39...

I really enjoy using poppers, however, I'd have to imagine there are some long-term consequences from using this.

It seems pretty hard to find any studies. Please share scientific studies and REAL info on the long-term health consequences (or lack thereof) of using poppers.


Motorhead Sherwood said on Tue, 27 Aug 2019 at 08:09...

Try working your way through http://poppersguide.com/forum/10213. It contains references to a handful of scientific studies regarding vision probs and poppers.

Try googling for scientific papers by using other words for poppers: inhalents, volatile, nitrites etc.

X said on Tue, 27 Aug 2019 at 15:22...

Poppers are not inhalants in the pejorative use of that term. Amyl has a proven century-long history in the medical / emergency services environment. It is still widely used as an antidote to snake bites.

Serious scientific studies were carried out in the past and concluded poppers were safe. All this data was in one place: allaboutpoppers.com

Maculopathy is linked to one formula only: Isopropyl Nitrite.

"The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy reports insignificant hazard associated with inhalation of alkyl nitrites, and British governmental guidance on the relative harmfulness of alkyl nitrites places them among the less harmful of recreational drugs.

Nutt, D.; King, L.A.; Saulsbury, W.; Blakemore, C. (March 2007). "Development of a rational scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse". Lancet. 369 (9566): 10471053."

Motorhead Sherwood said on Wed, 28 Aug 2019 at 08:09...

Thanks, X!
I stand corrected on the term inhalents. (But the term is sometimes used)

The thing here is that "poppers" can mean anything and indeed it seems clear that some chemicals sold as poppers are harmless and others are not.

e.g. in https://bjo.bmj.com/content/101/11/1530:
"On the basis of the products tested here, it seems that isopropyl nitrite is toxic to the fovea and can cause significant visual disturbance"

So my advice would be: if you don't know with certainty that your bottle contains "Amyl" (the orignal poppers formula): stay away from it.

Ade said on Thu, 29 Aug 2019 at 11:08...

Nitrites are carcinogenic at the very low levels in bacon and contaminated water. You can imagine what huffing a concentrated hit of it miight do. I've been a heavy user since I was 18, (47 now). If I get a nose/throat/lung/liver/bladder cancer, I'll know what did it.

Madeplentypoppers said on Thu, 29 Aug 2019 at 14:31...

Nitrites....including sodium nitrite, the food preservative, are toxic. It only takes 6 to 7 grams of sodium nitrite powder to kill a person via ingestion. They aren't as toxic when inhaled merely because the dose is much smaller. But they still do the same thing.....decrease blood pressure and cause anemia by negatively impacting red blood cells. This is all well known and it happens immediately. Sodium nitrite is sometimes used to kill unwanted animals. It kills by decreasing blood pressure to levels that cannot sustain life. Alkyl nitrites can do the same thing under the right circumstances.

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