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Generally speaking, you don't want any foreign substance in any part of your body. Be it air, objects or any part of Michael Jackson.
 

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Originally posted by farmallmaniac
is it true when they say you can be killed by blowing air in cuts with air over 130 psi?
it depends if you have a motor cleaner or air sprayer it would hurt like b**** l would not try it :D
 

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compressed air is dangerous for the obvious reasons.

Anybody that has ever broken a high pressure air line and had it dancing around like a snake can tell you. Many people have been seriously injured or killed by horseplay with an air nozzle. As to air in your veins, I believe it is called an air ambolism and it can indeed kill you. Plus any substance that has air pressure behind it can be forced into the body.
 

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I dont want you to get the wrong idea slips i didnt ask this to be funny i was seriously wondering. u just seemed kinda mad at that.

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if you are stupid enough to blow compressed into a vein with say-- a needle used to pump up basketballs etc. you will find your self minus a large chunk of arm very fast [ vain attempt of yours to clean out some carb cleaner?] -- if you blew carb cleaner or some other chemical solvent into an open wound- go quickly to the emergency room at nearest hospital so they can attempt to help you-- in ww2 and later viet nam -- the locals[ japs in ww2] used to pump up POWs with a combination of compressed air and water until they exploded -- they thought it was great fun-- captured prisoners have no value and can be used as desired they say-- bigl22-- so go now and don't wait and DO NOT blow compressed air into your body it is too much pressuer over too small an area of skin --
 

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oh yeah ; a bubble air or other non soluable gas trapped in te bloodstream is what forms an embolism any divers here? tell the kid!
 

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o and no i did not blow compressed air to clean out carb cleaner im not THAT dumb and plus i'd be out of that class forever.

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Indeed it can kill you or make you an invalid. Its an pnuemoembolisim (sp?) and its exactly the reason you see a med tech or doctor tap a hypodermic needle when they fill it with what ever they are injecting to get any small included air bubbles clinging to the syringes sides to go up and out the needle before they squirt that little bit out before they stick you!

Air bubbles in the tiny vessels in the brain can cause brain damage or death. The heart is not designed to pump air either.
 

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It doesn't have to be in your veins. People like to play with air blowers in repair shops, they think it's funny to stick the end at someone else's butt and yes some have died this way. I also knew a mechanic who got his legs cut off by another clown racing the engine at him and slipping off the brake and pinning the guy against a steel work bench.
 

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Originally posted by farmallmaniac
errr im sorry about this post just looks like i got everyone riled upfrown
That's alright farmallmaniac, we were your age once and know how curiosity and a little inexperience, and horse play can result in serious injury. We don't want to see you or your friends get hurt. Thus the passion in the replies. Asking the question is the first step in reducing that possibility of injury. :)
Just keep in mind that under high enough pressure, air, gas, or liquid can cut open the skin like a knife and push the fluid or air inside your body like a bullet from a gun. At that point causing numerous things to happen that could lead in the worse case to death.

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It is even more deadly when I expelled compressed gas from my posterior region; especially after eating some beans, pizza, and beer! ;) :D It is VERY unwise to attempt this around sources of ignition. army :furious: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :spinsmile :tractorsm :clown: :duh: :cowboy:
 

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It is even more deadly when I expelled compressed gas from my posterior region; especially after eating some beans, pizza, and beer! ;) :D It is VERY unwise to attempt this around sources of ignition. army :furious: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :spinsmile :tractorsm :clown: :duh: :cowboy:
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Originally posted by Chief
It is even more deadly when I expelled compressed gas from my posterior region; especially after eating some beans, pizza, and beer! ;) :D It is VERY unwise to attempt this around sources of ignition. army :furious: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :spinsmile :tractorsm :clown: :duh: :cowboy:
You could have bottled that and used it for welding. :lmao:

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When I worked as a manager in and Alcoa tool & die shop, I was told to write-up anyone I saw blowing compressed air onto their own bodies. They felt it was pretty dangerous.
 

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Wheely Boy, I believe that OSHA prohibits compressed air used for blowing off one's body in excess of 30 or 35 psi. I learned this during a Goverment Safety inspection at work several months back when the inspector I was escorting witnessed on of the contractors employees blowing metal chips off of his clothing with compressed are at full line pressure. If he had turned the pressure down he would have been OK.
 
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