Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting www.lhbindustries.com. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site only. Any sites linked to by this site are governed by the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection Of Information
LHB Industries collects personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill you specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request.

Cookie/Tracking Technology
The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Cookie information is not shared with any third parties

Distribution of Information
LHB Industries may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information.

Inhalant Abuse Policy

As a manufacturer of aerosol products, Lighthouse for the Blind fully recognizes the issues surrounding the deliberate use of aerosol products through inhalation or sniffing, commonly known as huffing, sniffing, dusting or bagging with the purpose of “getting high.”  It is of critical importance that consumers, parents and children all understand the seriousness of this practice.

We believe that through education regarding the misuse of aerosol products, we can help to prevent further abuse. The following statement, “Misuse by deliberately inhaling contents may be harmful or fatal. Keep out of reach of children,” can be found on our cans.

National surveys indicate that nearly 22.3 million Americans have used inhalants at least once in their lives. Products such as glues, nail polish remover, lighter fluid, spray paints, deodorant and hair sprays, whipped cream canisters, and cleaning fluids are widely available yet far from innocuous. Many young people inhale the vapors from these sources in search of quick intoxication without being aware that using inhalants, even once, can have serious health consequences.

What is inhalent Abuse?
Inhalants abuse is defined as the act of inhaling chemicals that are rapidly absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream and quickly distributed to the brain and other organs. Within minutes, the user experiences intoxication, with symptoms similar to those produced by drinking alcohol. With Inhalants, however, intoxication lasts only a few minutes, so some users prolong the “high” by continuing to inhale repeatedly. The Inhalant user will initially feel slightly stimulated and, after successive inhalations, will feel less inhibited and less in control. Hallucinations may occur and the user can lose consciousness. In the worse case, he or she, may even die.

Inhalant Abuse Short-Term Affects
The short-term affects of inhalant abuse are as follows: headaches, muscle weakness, abdominal pain, severe mood swings and violent behavior, belligerence, slurred speech, numbness, tingling of hands and feet, nausea, hearing loss, visual disturbances, depressed reflexes, stupor, loss of consciousness, limb spasms, fatigue, lack of coordination, apathy, impaired judgment, dizziness, and lethargy.

Inhalant Abuse Long-Term Affects
The long-term affects of inhalant abuse are as follows: weight loss, muscle weakness, disorientation, inattentiveness, lack of coordination, irritability and depression.  Different Inhalants produce different harmful effects, and regular abuse of these substances can result in serious harm to vital organs. Serious, but potentially reversible, effects include liver and kidney damage. Harmful irreversible effects include: hearing loss, limb spasms, bone marrow and central nervous system (including brain) damage.

Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome
Children can die the first time, or any time, they try an Inhalant. While it can occur with many types of Inhalants, it is particularly associated with the abuse of air conditioning coolant, butane, propane, and the chemicals in some aerosol products.  Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome is commonly associated with cardiac arrest. The Inhalant causes the heart to beat rapidly and erratically, resulting in cardiac arrest.

Helpful Links:

RR Inhalants (PDF)

Inhalant.org website

Duster (PDF)

NIH Website: What Are Inhalants

Government’s Inhalant / Drug Abuse Website