is NOT considered an inhalant because it is an inert gas that
does not cause intoxication.
BUT most people do not
know that helium can be dangerous, even fatal. The pressure
of the helium coming out of a helium tank can cause a
person’s lungs to burst. Even the pressure from a balloon
can cause a bubble of helium to go into a person’s
bloodstream, causing a dangerous, painful condition called
Fruit-scented markers are usually NOT considered inhalants
if they are
BUT fruit-flavored markers unintentionally teach children a risky behavior – sniffing an unknown
substance into their bodies.