Neighbourhood Wardens

Neighbourhood Warden for the Cainscross Parish – Bev Owen

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Be Aware

​Large amounts of Nitrous Oxide canisters have been found locally in open spaces including underpasses and park areas.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous Oxide is a colourless gas with several legitimate uses. It is also being inhaled to make people euphoric and relaxed. This gives a happy feeling and has led to it being known as laughing gas.

Are there any risks?

Nitrous Oxide can cause dizziness, unconsciousness or death from lack of oxygen and regular use can lead to serious nerve damage.

Is it legal to possess?

It is legal to possess Nitrous Oxide canisters but this doesn’t mean it is safe to use. Nitrous Oxide canisters can be bought in shops and also on the internet.
Are you aware of the dangers of the misuse of these Nitrous Oxide canisters and how easily it is to purchase them?
Please pass this message on and if you should wish to have more information about this matter please use website.

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