If you drink paint, you may end up with a dangerous and unfortunate situation. Paint is a potent and corrosive liquid, and if ingested in large quantities it can cause serious problems for the body. Paint can damage organs and tissue, and if ingested in high concentrations it can even be fatal. If you or someone you know has been drinking paint, seek immediate medical attention.
Drinking paint can cause a number of problems including stomach pain, vomiting, dizziness, headaches and even death.
Paint causes irritation to the stomach, and when you drink it, the paint goes into your bloodstream. It’s like having a small spill of alcohol in your blood, and it gets absorbed by the liver. If you have any liver problems, this could be bad. The more damage the liver does, the worse the reaction will be.
The ingestion of paint can have a variety of adverse effects depending on the type of paint that is consumed. Acrylic paints, for example, contain toxic chemicals that can cause nausea, vomiting, and even death. Ingesting oil-based paints can result in serious health problems such as liver damage, kidney failure, and even heart attacks.
The effects of paint poisoning can last for days. Some people can have effects that last for years. If you do experience any of these side effects, contact a poison control center immediately.
In the early 1970s, a paint thinner called PCP (the technical name for the street drug “phencyclidine”) was introduced as an over-the-counter medication for anxiety, sleep disorders, and other conditions. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) later ruled that PCP could cause death if abused.
The most common form of the drug, which is sold as a tincture or liquid, is the freebase version, PCP-freebase. Although technically a salt derivative, the term “freebase” implies that the base is not bound to any ion, while the “freebase” salts are generally cationic salts.
The drug has the effect of blocking the neurotransmitter NMDA receptors in the brain, which is the mechanism by which alcohol works. Alcohol and PCP have similar effects on the central nervous system. The main difference is that alcohol tends to have a much more pleasurable effect and can therefore be used for recreational purposes.
It’s important to note that the effects of PCP-freebase and other PCP-based products (which include the salts of phencyclidine) are substantially different than those of phencyclidine itself. Phencyclidine is a Schedule I drug, while the salts are controlled substances under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
PCP-freebase is sometimes given the brand name “Special K,” and is sold as a non-addictive treatment for anxiety or insomnia. This tincture is made from a plant extract of the khat tree, which is native to East Africa, and has psychoactive properties. This extract is often referred to as “the leaves of heaven” or “African angel dust.” PCP-freebase can be smoked, ingested orally, or even inhaled.
While the drug is illegal in the U.S., it is sold freely on the black market and can be obtained online. The substance has been banned in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. However, it can still be found on the black market in some countries, and is being imported to the United States for distribution.
Drinking paint can have serious health consequences. It is important to be aware of the risks involved in drinking this type of substance and to take steps to protect yourself and others. If you or someone you know has consumed paint, please seek immediate medical attention.