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Old 12-05-2019, 10:04 AM
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We all knew that Liquid nitrogen is mostly used to preserve the food. I have a question that is it harmful for humans to consume liquid Nitrogen?
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:00 AM
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You should newer consume liquid nitrogen.
The reason is obvious.
Liquid nitrogen is very very cold. Minus 195 degrees celsius (minus 320 fahrenheit)
If you look up on youtube and see what liquid nitrogen can do to a rose imagine what it will do when it comes into contact with the tissue in your mouth and throad.
So do not do it
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:20 AM
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In a liquid state.....well yeah it’s very likely to harm you.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:28 AM
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Instant cold burn. Don’t touch it with your bare hands, let alone consume it. Nitrogen as a gas is fine. (As long as you don’t breath pure nitrogen for more than a few seconds because you’ll pass out from lack of oxygen) May I ask why you’re asking? Do you intend to fill balloons with nitrogen or something?
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Default Re: Is it harmful to consume Liquid Nitrogen?
Simple answer: ABSO-FRIGGING-LUTELY IT'S BAD!

Don't ever, ever, EVER do this! You'll kill yourself, by paralysis of the throat and lungs, and it'll feel like you're choking from the inside of your body out.

No one should need to have contact with Liquid Nitrogen, except under very exclusive scientific purposes, or possibly if you're a teacher of science/chemisty, or the like.

And whilst we're on it, DON'T use Nitrogen gas to fill balloons with either! It's a highly dangerous gas, if you don't know what you're doing, and NOT something to fool around with!

Seriously, do NOT do this!
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Filling balloons with nitrogen is a lot safer than with oxygen or hydrogen as some of the people on here talk about doing. Most the air we breath is nitrogen (roughly 78%). It’s non flammable and doesn’t react with much. That said, any compressed gas can be dangerous in the wrong hands.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:33 PM
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Liquid nitrogen is very dangerous if you touch it without enough safety equipment (e.g. safety gloves) und you should NEVER consume it. It would most likely kill you either by suffication or interior bleeding due to very hurtful freeze burn.

Nitrogen gas should be perfectly fine. It's the main compenent of air after all. But you could sufficate if you breath in to much. Even though that could be said about every other gas but oxigen or an oxigen mix like air. Just remember to actually breath fresh air and you would be fine.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:51 PM
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A couple of years ago someone "survived" drinking a shot of it. Life changing internal injuries but still alive. Everyone else who tried died. It's crazy dangerous. If you want something like that, dry ice is a lot safer but still dangerous and probably fatal if consumed.
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Yeah, no.
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