A Guide to Alkyl Nitrites and Poppers: Statements of Fact for those seeking accurate and timely information on the subject of nitrite-based room odorants (often called ‘poppers’)
Merck & Co., Inc.: Where patients come first. Volatile Nitrites (poppers),
“Amyl nitrite (poppers) may be inhaled to alter consciousness and enhance sexual pleasure. Use is particularly prominent among urban male homosexuals. Other nitrites (butyl, isobutyl)–eg, Locker Room® and RUSH®–are in use. There is little evidence of significant hazard, although nitrites and nitrates produce vasodilation, with brief hypotension, dizziness, and flushing, followed by reflex tachycardia.”‘Copyright © 1995-2006 Merck & Co., Inc.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, July 1983, “Briefing Package on Petition HP82-1”, ‘“Available injury data did not indicate a significant risk of personal injury or illness from room odorizer abuse.”‘
THE INDEPENDENT, London, England, “Drugs: the real deal”; ‘Poppers’ pose little potential for harm to health or society. “This is the first ranking based upon scientific evidence of harm to both individuals and society. It was devised by government advisers…”
Bruce Voeller, Ph.D., ‘Are “Poppers” safe?‘
Robert Bauman, Former Member U. S. Congress, “With respect to the issue of the safety of these products, as a member of Congress I was often called upon to vote on issues which turned on scientific evidence.”
The Hon. Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman U.S. Senate, Alkyl Nitrites study: REPORT of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources”
Robert L. DuPont, M.D., the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse: Nitrites and Gateway Drugs
Paul Varnell, ‘The controversy over poppers’
Paul Varnell, ‘Poppers: Less Than Meets the Eye’
Thomas P. Lowry, M.D., ‘Psychosexual Aspects of the Volatile Nitrites‘
Dr. Stephen Burton, London: The Pink Paper Issue 67 8 April 1989: Poppers in perspective
Wikipedia Contributors: Poppers/Alkyl Nitrites as found on the community-built reference site Wikipedia
The Lancet 24 March 2007: Researchers place poppers at bottom of list topped by alcohol and smoking.
Peter Duesberg, Hank Wilson, John Lauritsen and Ian Young:: Perspective from those who believe poppers should be considered harmful.
Charles Stephens M.D., Ph.D.: ‘Poppers and AIDS: The Story Behind A Prominent AIDS Researcher’s Disgust With the Anti-Poppers Campaign’
Randy Wicker, activist, entrepreneur: “However, he totally loses credibility when he drags out his old/ancient/never-documented assertion that ‘poppers=death’.
Stephen J. O’Brien, Ph.D. Director, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity
National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health Frederick, MD: The HIV-AIDS Debate Is Over: What to tell your patients when they ask if HIV causes AIDS
Christine Weber, B.Sc., ‘The Poppers-KS connection‘
Christine Weber, B.Sc., ‘The Art of Scientific Scrutiny: Investigating the Poppers-AIDS Hypothesis‘
Dr. June Reinisch – Kinsey Institute: Poppers and AIDS, ‘Researchers haven’t found a link between them.‘
Lisa Ringold, Ph.D. pharmacology: A Critical Review of Hank Wilson’s Bibliography of Anti-Popper Research
Matthew Gutter, ‘Consumer Research Yields Surprising Results….’
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: , Amyl nitrite · Butyl nitrite · Ethyl nitrite · Methyl nitrite · Isopropyl nitrite · Isobutyl nitrite · Cyclohexyl nitrite
Graphic shown above ©1983 MANDATE Magazine (USA), May 1983 issue, Koller North America advertisement: “The original…Manufactured by Burroughs-Wellcome”; bottle of RUSH®, Liquid Incense®, a popular nitrite-based room odorant.