Gladstone resident Rich Hougan had this to say, "They used to call it hippy crack back in the day. I watched many huff and fall and bash their heads open on the concrete. Then get up and buy another balloon. It was an ugly scene. Very popular at parties and rock concert parking lots back in the eighties and nineties. Maybe even still."
Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas that is commonly used for sedation and pain relief, but is also used by people to feel intoxicated or high. It is commonly used by dentists and medical professionals to sedate patients undergoing minor medical procedures.
NOx has direct and indirect effects on human health. It can cause breathing problems, headaches, chronically reduced lung function, eye irritation, loss of appetite and corroded teeth. Indirectly, it can affect humans by damaging the ecosystems they rely on in water and on land—harming animals and plants.