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Nitrite inhalants: historical perspective.
 Newell, G.R., Spitz, M.R., Wilson, M.B.
  "Studies, both in vitro and in vivo, have shown that poppers damage the immune system. They cause two kinds of anemia: Heinz body hemolytic anemia and methemoglobinemia. They damage the lungs. They have the potential to cause cancer by producing deadly N-nitroso compounds in interaction with many common drugs and chemicals, including antihistamines, artificial sweeteners, and pain killers."
  Health Hazards of Nitrite Inhalants. NIDA Research Monograph 83, eds.: Haverkos, H.W., Dougherty, J.A. U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services, Washington, DC, pp. 1-14 (1988).1988