Surveys show 9.7% of U.S. children have tried inhalants

04/19/2010 | Modern Medicine

U.S. data showed that 9.7% of children ages 12 to 17 have used an inhalant and that 4.4% of children who had a respiratory condition -- such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and sinusitis -- had used an inhalant in the previous year. The survey data from 2006 to 2008 found inhalants most often used to get high were glue, shoe polish or toluene; gasoline or lighter fluid; and spray paints.

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