Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Why Liquid Nitrogen Is Dangerous | Healthland |

Why Liquid Nitrogen Is Dangerous | Healthland |
Halloween decorations often include a spooky, "smoking" cauldren containing dry ice made of liquid nitrogen. 
 View detailsBut do people drink it as well?  How dangerous is liquid nitrogen, especially around children?  Children can be harmed at lower levels and duration of exposure to dangerous products and chemicals.  Would a child be tempted to drink it?  Possibly.
Recently, an 18-year-old British teen named Gaby Scanlon made news when she underwent an emergency gastrectomy — the surgical removal of part of the stomach — after drinking a Jagermeister cocktail made with liquid nitrogen at a bar in northern England.

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