Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Topic Summary

Youth Volatile Solvent Abuse FAQs

This publication has been archived on the CCSA website and was current when it was published. It is available for reference or research purposes.

Addresses some common questions about the use of volatile solvents (chemical compounds contained in many household and industrial products) among youth. Among other issues, these frequently asked questions describe rates of use, risk factors, social and health effects, current legislation and preventive measures to reduce volatile solvent use. 

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