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    Default Suicide By Helium ???

    Hospital Worker Commits Suicide By Inhaling Helium

    A 44-year-old woman, whose body was found in a Pennsylvania state park, committed suicide by inhaling helium gas.

    Teresa Mastracola from Millbourne, Pennsylvania was found in a heavily wooded area in Ridley Creek State Park after she went missing a little less than a week ago. Her body was found on Saturday.
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    Helium inhalation has become an popular method of suicide in recent years. According to a recent study, reported helium-related deaths spiked from two in 2010 to 42 in 2011 while only 18 people were recorded as having died from the gas between 1993 and 2007.
    I didn't know helium could kill you, or that this was becoming a popular way to off yourself.
    I've inhaled some from balloons before and talked like Mickey Mouse, and deep water divers breathe a mixture of helium and oxygen to prevent the bends.

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    It's the lack of oxygen that kills. The helium just doesn't trigger the body's CO2 reaction.

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    I'm pretty sure that the helium, on its own, isn't toxic. The fact that it displaces oxygen in your lungs, however, is quite dangerous.
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    death by overeating caviar ... at least go in style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappa View Post
    I didn't know helium could kill you, or that this was becoming a popular way to off yourself.
    I've inhaled some from balloons before and talked like Mickey Mouse, and deep water divers breathe a mixture of helium and oxygen to prevent the bends.
    it's more common than you'd think. in fact there are plenty of even accidental deaths related to helium, there was a story on the news not too long ago about a little girl who died after breathing it in from a balloon at a birthday party.

    plus, you can run right out to iparty and get enough helium to catch the bus--can't go do that with barbituates.
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    Did they find her floating in the trees?

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    It doesn't kill you per se but displaces the O2 in your lungs and suppresses you urge to breath hard like if you try and hold your breath for a long time.

    Still a strange way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by rep308 View Post
    It doesn't kill you per se but displaces the O2 in your lungs and suppresses you urge to breath hard like if you try and hold your breath for a long time.

    Still a strange way to go
    people determined to die will do some ****ed up shit.

    saw pictures of a dude who cut himself in half with a band saw.
    stout: these dark, rich beers are called such because after drinking a dozen of them you will feel stout enough to wrestle all four of the cops by yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atilla View Post
    people determined to die will do some ****ed up shit.

    saw pictures of a dude who cut himself in half with a band saw.
    DAYUM!
    That right there takes REAL DEDICATION!

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    Beats the heck out of what the guy just did up in Lincoln NH
    http://www.unionleader.com/article/2...WHAMPSHIRE0502

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