Nitrous Oxide Laughing Gas Warning

Alert message sent 07/06/2020 13:29:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


It has been brought to our attention that people may be using Nitrous Oxide Canisters, otherwise known as ‘Laughing Gas’, in the Melton Borough area.

Nitrous Oxide, or ‘Laughing Gas’, is designed for industry purposes and has legitimate uses in powering whipped cream chargers, but some people misuse this.

The desired effects are short lasting and the risks are dangerous, they include:

• Unconsciousness or death.
• Loss of blood pressure, fainting and heart attacks.
• Vitamin B deficiency causing nerve damage.
• Impairment of judgement.

Prolonged exposure to nitrous oxide may also result in bone marrow suppression and poisoning of the central nervous system.

These risks are real and far from a laughing matter.

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Jake Spruce (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland NPA)
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