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Monthly Archive for December, 2007

For general information: Asphyxial Suicide by Inhalation of Helium Inside a Plastic Bag. Case Report American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology. 28(4):364-367, December 2007. Schon, Corinna Ariane MD; Ketterer, Thomas MD Abstract: Asphyxial suicide by placing a plastic bag over the head, especially in combination with inhalation of gases, is a rarely described method […]

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The Vancouver Sun reported on 8 Dec 07 that the helium in an ‘exit bag’ is new choice for assisted suicide for patients who are dying or suffering from an end-stage incurable illness. Criminologist Russel Ogden said that at least 19 people in B.C. have committed suicide by using helium since 1999, according tostatistics compiled […]

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So many viewers of this blog have been asking about the shelf-life of helium in small tanks. Here’s a compendium of the replies so far received. The answer seems to be that provided that the taps are kept tightly shut up until the moment of use, never tampered with, they can be stored for many […]

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If one purchases a helium pack for future rather than immediate use, I should think it would be important to know what the shelf life of the helium in the tanks is. Perhaps one would be advised instead to wait and buy a pack when the need is more immediate. However, with increasing awareness by […]

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QUESTION: Following up on the recent post about using panettone bags, I remembered that some time ago there was discussion about which kind of helium tank to buy; one was not advised due to a problem in the delivery, whereas the other was all right. Would someone kindly remind me how to identify the satisfactory […]

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